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Worth it to start a new project using WPF

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 13, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WPF

In a previous thread "Is WPF dead or going to be" http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wpf/thread/7edc8165-e1a6-4451-ac9c-f112d1d17957 JamiePattison asked, "if its worth learning WPF in case its not used in future". The thread primarily discussed life, death and uncertainty. I am starting this new thread because its focus is quite different. My questions is quite simply: Is it worth committing business resources to developing a new project in WPF?

Since this is the WPF forum, I would expect a lot of support for WPF; I welcome that support. While there are rumors than MS is planning to drop WPF, as far as I can tell they are only rumors and should not be of immediate concern. I am not interested in comments on the viability of continuing to use a dead or dying technology; that subject is irrelevant to the question.

We are developing a suite of programs which will mostly operate on Wintel desktops, laptops and tablets. Some programs will be used by trained experts in the back office; others will be designed for general users in a particular field of study. Some programs will have all information on local machines; others will access information from remote servers. One or two

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