Does PrimalForms use WPF?

We have been asked this question several times.

Does PrimalForms use WPF?

For those of you who are not familiar with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF),  it is Microsoft’s new graphical interface that uses DirectX and your graphics card to render the Window controls.

The short answer is: No. But often we ask in return: Is there a particular reason why you ask for WPF support?  Or is there a feature that WPF offers that you require?

In response, we often find there isn’t anything in particular that requires the user to use WPF which can not already be handled by the existing WinForm Controls. Unless you are using high graphic rendering or animation in your GUI applications, there isn’t much incentive to create your GUIs with WPF instead of WinForms. Additionally, some servers may not have the necessary hardware to truly benefit from WPF.

Will we support WPF in the future?

Maybe. If the need arises and the demand is there; we will look into supporting WPF in the future.