Looking for a little help moving from WinForms to WPF? How about a “toolbox-centric” Quick Reference Guide?
“Like many of you, I have been an avid .NET developer / designer for some time, and have been eagerly awaiting both the new design tools of Visual Studio 2010 and the new capabilities of the .NET framework version 4.0 release. At the same time I decided to take the leap from WinForm to Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) to take advantage of the expressiveness of the technology, and the richness of XAML. WPF is huge, so getting a clear understanding of either of these moves would be daunting; doing both together might seem well nigh overwhelming!
This article is not a starting point for the complete WPF neophyte. If that describes you, you will find this useful only in conjunction with other introductory WPF material. Rather, this article provides explanatory notes to my quick reference chart that could be quite a timesaver as you migrate from Visual Studio 2008 to 2010 and from WinForm to WPF.
Here’s a snap of it;
And a close-up…
I need all the help I can get… ;)