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This chapter is from the book

Q&A

Q.

Are there any good reasons for not using WPF to build your application?

A.

A WPF application is generally more resource intensive than a Windows Forms application. If you are building applications for low-end hardware, you might want to do some performance testing before you commit to using WPF. Additionally, .NET 3.0 and 3.5 are not yet widely installed and they are prerequisites for a WPF application. (.NET 3.0 is included with Vista and Windows Server 2008.)

Q.

There seems to be a lot to understanding WPF; do I really need to master all of these concepts to use it?

A.

No, you don't. As we've emphasized, WPF is big. However, by the end of Part I, you can begin building useful applications and realizing the benefits of WPF.

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