Developing New Experiences

VSH11 Modernizing the Enterprise Desktop Application


1:00pm - 2:15pm

Level: Intermediate

Claire Novotny

Executive Director of the .NET Foundation, and PM on the .NET Team


Come learn about the future of your Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Windows Forms applications. Windows, .NET and Visual Studio are making it easy to incrementally modernize your existing applications with Windows 10 features. Containerize your application for compatibility and installation isolation, take advantage of the new app local .NET Core 3.0 runtime and begin integrating new Windows 10 UI features with just a few clicks in Visual Studio. Modern applications are deeply connected to the people you work with and know which devices you're using. We'll cover the ways that Microsoft 365 and the Microsoft Graph allow your existing application to connect users and help them complete tasks.

You will learn:

  • How to use UWP XAML Islands to enhance your WPF and Windows Forms applications with modern features
  • About the new containerization capabilities of MSIX
  • How .NET Core 3 enables your desktop applications to move forward with the latest runtime features