Three months ago, we launched Family.Show, our first end-to-end reference sample for WPF. Family.Show is a genealogy program that demonstrates the usage of WPF for a complex, realistic scenario. If you're a fledgling WPF developer who wants to pore over some code that demonstrates best practices for application construction, there's nothing better out there today.
In the intervening months, we've had many thousands of downloads of both the binary and the source code. We've had several offers to localize the application into languages ranging from Spanish to Russian, many people have sent in feature requests, and we've had some great feedback about the application itself. Here's a few examples:
In answer to the last piece of feedback, we have indeed continued to build this out as a reference sample. There were a number of things we wanted to accomplish with the first release, but as with any software project, we ran out of time. So I'm delighted to announce the release of Family.Show 2.0 - an expanded and updated release that shows off some additional features of WPF. Here's a quick sampling of what's new:
In addition to the feature changes, we've now put the code up on CodePlex. Here you'll find a discussion forum and issue tracker so that you can log bugs, enter feature requests or even vote on existing features. You can also download a lengthy whitepaper written by the development team which describes all the hard decisions they had to make and provides a valuable tourist's guide to the source code.
So, try out the new version, and give us your feedback. What do we need to add or change to help you understand WPF? Would you like to see a Silverlight version? Use the issue tracker on CodePlex to let us know.
Once again, my thanks go to the Vertigo team who led the development of this reference sample for us: check out their own Family.Show site, as well as the blogs of two of their developers: Alan and Ralph.
From a reference sample to a open-source project. Hope to see this application grow...
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Tim Sneath : Announcing Family.Show 2.0 자신의 족보(가계도)를 만들 수 있는 응용프로그램을 Vertigo에서 WPF로 만들었던 참조 예제인 Family.Show가
Tim Sneath : Announcing Family.Show 2.0 자신의 족보(가계도)를 만들 수 있는 응용프로그램을 Vertigo에서 WPF로 만들었던 참조 예제인 Family
Tim Sneath released new version of Family Show demo application. All those, who were in my presentations,
Super cool! I'll enter as much of my family tree as I know over the couple of next few days. Be electronic!
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Please digg people!
My attetion was caught by you mentioning the intention for a silverlight (wpf/e) version. Hosting the application and genealogical data on the web and letting people view/edit the data. I guess there would be extra work if editing would be allowed: authentication and authorization.
Luciano Evaristo Guerche (Gorše)
Taboão da Serra, SP, Brazil
nice. Do I see a datagrid in there? Is this part of the code in CodePlex?
Three months ago, we launched Family.Show, our first end-to-end reference sample for WPF. Family.Show
It is great the way silverlight development is progressing and I appreciate the efforts of the people involved in the development of silverlight; they are making life for us RIA developers easier.
However, one main feature I see missing in silverlight, and other RIA technologies, is a platform independent flashWindow() function that would flash or highlight window in the taskbar (or tab) if window or tab is out of the view.
I believe this feature will come very handy, as it is a common scenario that a user has to wait for the data to arrive from the server and in the mean time likes to work on another window and notified when data arrives.
As far as I know, the only technology that supports this xul under Firefox. Another way would be to use native API and run the web app as trusted, but most users I surveyed doesn't like this for web apps. I hope that silverlight resolves this issue.
Thanks and kind regards,
Very nice job with the application and WPF, "how to."
Super job! I learned a good bit and can use some of the techniques for a very large application we have just started.
Thank you and Microsoft for sharing with the rest of us mortals.
Family.Show Version 1 was released in April in preparation for the MIX 07 conference and version 2 was released in July.