WPF and WPF/E RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi guys,
    I'm not sure I understand.
    What is the difference between WPF and WPF/E ?

    And How can I develop a WPF application?
    Do I need to use the xaml file anyway?

    Saturday, February 24, 2007 8:09 PM


  • The short version is that WPF/E is a technology that contains a subset of what WPF offers, both use XAML to define objects and offer a easy way to design rich UI’s... the key difference though is that WPF includes everything including the kitchen sink and is supported only as part of the 3.0 .NET Framework under Windows and is designed primarily for desktop applications... while WPF/E lacks a lot (3d) and when complete will support numerous operating systems and web browsers including FireFox and the Macintosh and is designed more for web applications similar to Flash apps.

    When it comes to developing WPF apps, you can simply use a text editor or Visual Studio 2005 with a couple of addons... to get you started, I'd suggest taking a look at these links:

  • WPF SDK Online Portal
  • Getting Started with WPF
  • WPF Samples
  • Download the SDK
Saturday, February 24, 2007 8:51 PM