Re: Look mom I can do C#
"David Lowndes" <DavidL@example.invalid> wrote in message
web is better at utilizing vast amounts of real estate intelligently.
You're kidding me surely? It's better at wasting vast amounts of
screen by displaying lots of largely superfluous (& slow) graphics. :)
Some sites may use the real estate that way, but the web invented the
concepts WPF embraced as the FlowDocument and Grid layout containers. There
is nothing equivalent in WinForms, MFC or any other Win32 based API.
As for Blend being black, it seems like they were just copying Adobe
Photoshop. Black seems to be cool with the graphic artists
And being cool is a good ergonomic reason for ditching conformance
with how users may want their UI rendered?
Not at all. Check out Blend 2. In the Options menu, you can change the
theme from Expression Dark to Expression Light, which produces a black on
Cool isn't a factor at all for me - it's all about being usable for
many hours a day, being consistent, and fitting in with user's
I sometimes wonder how partially sighted people deal with such
customised applications, but perhaps most severely partially sighted
users won't be using those applications anyway, or will be using some
screen reader facility, however I can't but wonder how many people are
hindered by these customised non(Windows) standard apps.
At least in theory, WPF supports high resolution dpi much better than Win32.
It's just up to the apps to give you some options to control that.
Certainly Win32 does not perfectly support Large Fonts or even worse custom
settings of the DPI screen setting. Most things work good enough that you
accept the limitations (if the alternative is not being able to read
anything at all), but it certainly has less support than the Standard Fonts
size. For example, tray icons don't seem to always redraw properly and look