The future of WPF?
MemphiZ Sep 14
After Silverlight died a few years ago, Microsoft kept pushing WPF as the successor of WinForms.
WPF looked promising in terms of animations and UI features in general, but it soon turned out that these nice effects come with a prize: they won't run smoothly via remote desktop, not even using Microsofts own RDP protocoll. This makes WPF a bad choice for any application that has to run on a terminal server for example. But nowadays it doesn't feel like WPF is the go-to solution when creating a windows desktop application. Quite the contrary, I see more apps utilizing WinForms these days than WPF. My guess is thats because most companies like DevExpress which provide UI controls for developers, started improving their UI components so any WinForms app can look as good as a WPF app now; and that's without the performance issues as WinForms renders fine via RDP.
Given all these things, do you think WPF actually has a future? Or will Microsoft let WPF die silently, like they did with Silverlight?