WCL321Data Visualization Applications with WPF & Silverlight Tim Huckaby Founder / Chairman, InterKnowlogy & Actus Software Microsoft RD & MVP Level: All
About Tim, InterKnowlogy & Actus… InterKnowlogy (www.InterKnowlogy.com) Tim Huckaby, Founder/Chairman (TimHuck@InterKnowlogy.com) Custom Application Development / Consulting / Software & Systems Engineering Firm headquartered in Carlsbad, CA Design, Architect, Build and Deploy Enterprise Class Applications Industry Experts: Most of the employees are published, MVPs, RD, Speakers, etc. Microsoft .NET Application development since 2000 Microsoft .NET Rich Client Pioneers / Industry Leaders Microsoft Touch Application Development Leaders (Surface / Windows 7 / Silverlight 3) Information Worker Solutions (VSTO & SharePoint) Integration / Messaging, B2B / B2C, Wireless / Mobility Leading Edge: Surface, WPF, Silverlight, Win7 touch, SharePoint, VSTO Cutting Edge Solutions on emerging Microsoft technologies Largest Client: Microsoft Actus Software (www.Actus-Software.com) Tim Huckaby, Founder/CEO (TimHuck@Actus-Software.com) Software Product Company, Coming soon…
Session Objectives And Agenda Data Visualization: WPF & XAML…and Silverlight…and Surface..and “the phone” Session Objective: To get you excited by showing you “what you can do” so that you start doing it. What this session is Not: a “Stare at C#” Session Why you need Rich Client Applications Rich Client Technology Roadmap Demos, demos, demos!...
About the Computer I am Using Today… • Acer Aspire 1420P • Give away “free” to all attendees at the PDC • One year old… • Price in October-2009: $420 • Price in November-2009: $350
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History of Surface 2001 The concept of an interactive table is born 2004 A dedicated group is formed, and more than 85 prototypes are developed 2003 The first prototype is presented to Bill Gates 2005 The look and feel of Surface is finalized 2007 Microsoft Surface is unveiled to the world 2011?
Sample XAML Runs in a WPF Application: Runs in theBrowser:
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Declarative Programming: WPF & Silverlight • XAML replaces code • Attributes control Layout and Style • Event handlers wired-up in XAML • Declarative Data Binding
The Big 5 “XAML-based” Technologies • WPF (Windows XP and above) • Silverlight (Cross Platform for the Browser) • Surface • WPF 4.0 Touch (Windows 7) • Windows® Phone 7 Series
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Silverlight… “WPF Light” Lightweight WPF runtime • Modern XAML/event-driven application UI framework • Interactive experiences for devices, PC, & Mac platforms (and others…) • Subset of Windows Presentation Foundation • Lightweight download (4.2mb executable – runtime is larger) • Programming model uses XAML + .NET • Access to XAML tooling XAML-based Tools <XAML> <Button Width="100px"> OK <Button.Background> LightBlue </Button.Background> </Button> </XAML>
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WPF/SL – how does it work? • Built on Top of Direct 3D • Converted to 3D triangles, textures and other Direct3D objects & then rendered by hardware • Benefits of hardware acceleration & performance due to work being off-loaded to GPUs (unlike GDI based systems) • Ensures the maximum benefit of new hardware and drivers • Software rendering pipeline as fallback
Why WPF and Silverlight? • The GDI & USER subsystems were introduced in Windows 1.0 in 1985 • OpenGL – Early 90s • DirectX – 1995 • Goal: Overcome the limits of GDI+ & USER with the productivity of .NET
Audience Participation Time • Does WPF & SL enable me to do something I couldn’t have done before? • No. Unless you factor in time & money… • And would like to do more with less… • Is DirectX dead? • No. It is more applicable to advanced 3D developers writing hard-core “twitch” games. • Are Winforms dead? • No. …but it will not be advanced; the last version was 2.0 in .NET 2005. • WPF / Winforms Integration is simple • Windows 98 Supports WinForms • Does WPF run better on Vista & Win 7 than on XP? • Yes. • 3D objects only get anti-aliasing on Windows Vista or Later • Non-rectangular windows only get hardware acceleration on Vista. • Vista has a driver model that helps with resource contention • Does Silverlight trump all this other WPF Stuff? • One would think so with all the marketing dollars that are being thrown at it…. • But, in Reality the answer is “No” and it makes solution architecture more difficult than ever. • Does HTML5 trump everything XAML? • Doubtful…but, there is wild speculation right now.. • The Next 5 years are going to be “interesting”…
WPF: Where to go Next Free Resources • WindowsClient.net- this is the official Microsoft community portal for WPF development, and is chock full of great resources such as the... • Learn WPF page- this page links to podcasts, labs, and the very popular "how do I?" videos • MIX University's WPF Bootcamp- this is a full 3-day video training course on WPF, in which expert instructors guide you from the surface into the depths of the technology stack
Where to go next • Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed (WPF) • by Adam Nathan, Daniel Lehenbauer • Essential Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) • by Chris Anderson
Where to go next The InterKnowlogy WPF & Silverlight Reference Applications
Silverlight: Where to go NextFree Resources • http://Silverlight.net - this is the official Microsoft community portal for Silverlight development • http://www.Microsoft.com/Silverlight - This is the official product site • http://developer.windowsphone.com – Free Windows Phone Developer Tools (1 download)
Where to go Next – Silverlight Books Silverlight 4 Unleashed by Laurent Bugnion (September 6, 2010) Essential Silverlight 3 by Ashraf Michail Silverlight In Action by Chad Campbell and John Stockton
Summary • We are at the Edge of the Rich Client revolution • HTML is sufficient for Web Sites, but mostly insufficient for Data Visualization software applications • The Tools, Plumbing and platforms for Rich Client, touch based computing are powerful and available • Within a short time frame computers with touch capability will be the norm. • The .NET stack for Rich Client & Touch Based Software (Surface, WPF & Silverlight) is elegant and powerful • The Concepts of NUI & Data Visualization change the way we design and build software
Tim Huckaby • Contact me: Tim Huckaby • E-mail: TimHuck@InterKnowlogy.com • Phone: • Office: 760-444-8640 • Mobile: 619 990 9200 • Blog: http://team.interknowlogy.com/blogs/timhuckaby • FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/Tim.Huckaby.Carlsbad • LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/timhuckaby • More info on InterKnowlogy: • www.InterKnowlogy.com • Silverlight.InterKnowlogy.com • More info on Actus Software: • Coming soon…. • About Tim Huckaby… • Founder/Chairman, InterKnowlogy • Founder/CEO, Actus Software • Microsoft® Regional Director – Southern California • Microsoft® .NET Partner Advisory Council Founder / Member • Microsoft® MVP - .NET • INETA Speaker – International .NET Users Group Association • Board Member: Association for Competitive Technology • Board Member: Dev Connections • Author / Speaker
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