I’ve finally gotten around to actually playing with Windows Presentation Foundation in Visual Studio and I’m really blown away by the capabilities. As a GUI guy, I can totally appreciate all the work they’ve put into this framework and I am relieved to see most of the problems with GDI+/Windows Forms being addressed. WPF will definitely mean more impressive looking user interfaces that will make ““web 2.0Ã¢â‚¬Â look like DOS.
But what does this mean exactly for Tablet PC’s? Well, with the recent announcements about Origami devices, the landscape is certainly changing drastically. No longer can a Tablet PC developer assume that his application will run in 1024×768 at 96dpi. Even with the Toshiba M200 and other large screen tablets this is already a problem (although it’s alot easier to deal with more screen real estate than less).
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