As we’re on the heels of shipping our next version of the Smart Client Software Factory, many customers are asking the question “Are you providing anything for WPF?”. The short answer is a resounding “Yes”. With our next release we are providing for WPF-Interop scenarios. This means you can take an existing SCSF / CAB Application and start adding new WPF Workspaces and Smart Parts.
We believe this is a win-win for customers who have already invested heavily in our Smart Client platform. WPF-Interop allows you to selectively migrate those portions of your applications to WPF that make the most sense rather than having to throw out all your views, workspaces, etc and and start from scratch. CAB in it’s essence is not bound to win forms meaning that the same objects that currently play well in the Windows world (workitems, views, controllers) should equally work well in WPF.
Let us know what you think!