My name is Barak Cohen and I am the Product Manager of "WPF/E" (codename). I have been in Microsoft for 5 years (wow) and am excited to have the opportunity to work on something that will have such an impact on Microsoft's customers in addition to many other connected people.
I used to be a Windows device driver developer in the past (can you belive that) and also was involved in other Microsoft runtimes such the the .NET Framework and the .NET Compact Framework. I have so much to tell you about "WFP/E" but I will keep this to my next post.
Until next time.
How soon will we see a CTP? I've been looking forward to kicking WPF/E around for some time :o)
CTP will arrive soon. Don't take long vacations.
Vous ne connaissez sans doute pas Barak Cohen. Moi non plus, enfin pas personnellement ;) Barak est le
The CTP is here, but I have to say that I am really disappointed. The CTP doesn't support .Net development, doesn't have any user interface controls, doesn't support data binding, and doesn't have a visible plan for extensibility. What is the timeline for some of these critical features? It wouldn't be so bad except that WPF/XBAP is hamstrung by not being able to read browser session cookies - I am stuck between a rock and a hard place trying to port a web appliction to WPF.
WPF is a WIndows Applicaiotn platform (much like Winforms). "WPF/E" is a web platform (much liks ASP.NET). The models are substentially different.
WIth "WPF/E" you can use ASP.NET server based programming as well as ASP.NET AJAX to get a better web experience.
"WPF/E" does not include user based controls, nevertheless, the samples include many examples of how to build the experience with XAML (things link buttons, rich list boxes, sliders and more).
regarding session cookies and wpf, have you thought about passing the cookie value as part of the querystring to start your wpf session?
With "WPF/E" cookies are treated the same way any web application today handles them. You can then change your markup accordingly.
Welcome to the blogosphere Barak. And congrats on Silverlight!
For some reason, I believe you were once a device driver developer. Good luck with your new position.
Any chance we'll see you back here some day ?