Tuesday, December 5th, 2006p>The first CTP release of WPF/E is here.
“WPF/E” delivers a small client runtime that enables AJAX developers and designers to deliver richer, cross-platform, interactive web experiences. It will allow applications to go beyond what can be done with pure HTML today, and will enable sites to significantly improve the client user experience by blending HTML UI, Dynamic Vector Graphics, Animation and Media into a seamless cross-platform browser experience.
“WPF/E” accomplishes this by providing a rich graphics engine that can be used on any HTML page and which adds browser support for vector graphics, animation, and declarative XAML UI markup (the declarative XAML format enables search engine optimization of interactive content as well as better authoring via WYSIWYG tools). WPF/E also provides built-in video and audio codec support for WMV, WMA and MP3 content. This means you can now easily stream interactive video content to any browser without requiring any additional install or runtime (Windows Media Player is not required).
Some people are excited to see a mini WPF available cross browser. Others are scared of what it means.
The expression studio designer-tools are compelling, and can be used to developer WPF/E applications.
Adobe vs. Microsoft: Seconds out, round 2.
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