Windows Presentation Foundation Fun

Just been to a presentation on Windows Presentation Foundation. This is the thing that I've been using to write a message system for the department. I thought I'd go along and find out how the grown-ups do it.

The answer is "Very well indeed". I was kind of pleased to find that my basic understanding of the way things work (describe how it is going to look in one file - the XMAL and what it does in another file - the DLL) was pretty much right. However, what really blew me away was how far you can take this stuff in skilled hands, and with the right tools.

It also opened my eyes to the potential for 3D and so the message system might be going to get even prettier. And something else that I'm going to find out more about is the statement that WPF is going to be available for mobile devices. That, my friends, is seriously interesting......