Windows Presentation Foundation courses - WPF
If you're creating a Windows application (other than a website) using Visual Studio, the chances are you'll be choosing between two technologies:
- Windows Forms (WinForms) has been around for some time now: the latest incarnation uses Visual Basic 2010, but will be recognisable in part to VB6 programmers. WinForms has a wide user base and is a stable development environment.
- WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) is the latest way of writing forms-based applications from Microsoft. Visual Studio 2010 is written using WPF, as is SilverLight. WPF is better for fancy effects, but has less of a user base for now.
Which technology will take off in the future? We don't know - although
we'd hazard a guess! Wise Owl train on both - here
are the details of our WPF courses.