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Widget based desktop application

Hey guys,
I'm creating a desktop application (using the .NET platform). I would like to design the main form of my application such that various bits of functionality can be added as widgets (resizable, configurable and so on) - kind of like what people do with iGoogle & NetVibes. Are there any libraries/controls/design paradigms that you'd suggest for something like this?

best,
Sonia
Sonia Send private email
Thursday, December 13, 2007
 
 
I've heard that WPF might be useful for something such as this...anyone have any comments?
Sonia Send private email
Friday, December 14, 2007
 
 
Do you mean controls are added at RUNTIME, by the user?

WPF is definitely a good start. There are some interesting projects in the work in this space - see if these help:

http://blogs.msdn.com/gblock/archive/2007/10/26/wpf-composite-client-guidance-it-s-coming.aspx

http://www.codeplex.com/scsfcontrib

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/WPF/DynamicUIs.aspx

And also check out the tool vendors themselves, such as http://www.infragistics.com/

Can you give a bit more detail on what you are trying to do?

Disclaimer: I work for Microsoft. My opinions are my own.
Patrick Foley Send private email
Friday, December 14, 2007
 
 

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