Windows Forms Markup Language (WFML)

Windows Forms Markup Language (WFML)

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If you’ve been following the Longhorn technology discussions, you’ve no-doubt heard about XAML (some information here), an XML-based markup “language” that allows you to build up objects using a declarative syntax. It’s often demonstrated with user interface elements, but my understanding is that it will work with just about any class. Well, it seems that Joe Stegman has come up with a technology demonstration called Windows Forms Markup Language (WFML), an XML-based declarative syntax for instantiating WinForms and controls. There's even a sample you can download.

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  • Why not use Xamlon (www.xamlon.com) Why learn ANOTHER markup language when you can just use what is coming in Longhorn? You're gonna have to know XAML at some point ANYWAY....
  • Why not use the open-source MyXaml? It is better supported than WFML or Xamlon.
    http://www.myxaml.com

    Marc Clifton wrote an article demonstrating how to create an animated vector graphics clock with MyXaml and the free VG.net runtime:
    http://www.codeproject.com/dotnet/vgclock.asp
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