Jun 12 2006
WPF is very exciting to me because I am a hardcore software developer, not a graphics designer, and yet the new framework allows me to create really cool effects easily. With just a few lines of XAML code, you can create 3D animations with integrated multimedia. Now, I can imagine that it will be exciting for a designer as well, because you can do all that without writing a single line of C# code! So basically, this is the convergence of two worlds, software and graphics.
The thing I am really waiting for is the release of the first CTP of WPF/E. The /E stands for "everywhere". The main idea is to have WPF running on other platforms than Windows and IE. Basically, Microsoft wants to support a subset of WPF on Firefox, Safari, Opera and eventually Linux (though according to Mike Harsh, Microsoft won't develop the Linux version themselves).