Windows Client (Windows 10/UWP, WPF)

VSW10 Understanding the Windows Desktop App Development Landscape


1:45pm - 3:00pm

Level: Intermediate

Brian Noyes

CTO and Co-founder


It's 2016. You've survived the UI technology uncertainties of the post-apocalyptic Silverlight and Windows 8 Store Apps era. You still have requirements to build desktop apps for Windows. Should you just use Windows Forms because you know it well and it has been stable for a decade? Should you use WPF because it is still the most powerful XAML variant out there? Should you jump on the Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform? Or should you give up the rich XAML and C#/VB world for the ever-expanding world of client JavaScript and Single Page Applications (SPAs)? This session will discuss all of these options, talk about the pros and cons of each and while there is no "one size fits all," we will try to arm you with the knowledge to make the right choice for your current and emerging client application requirements.

You will learn:

  • The range of choices available for Windows desktop application development today
  • The pros and cons of each technology
  • The different flavors of XAML available today, what some of the differences and similarities are, and when to use which