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How importand to you think XAML is?

OK i downloaded the new/addon framework 3 and downloaded the VS 2005 addon.
I started with XAML. So far im like mehhhhhhhh. Anyone else have the same
opinion? When i first heard about xaml i got excited as you could put a lot
of 3d effects in your apps. Who is with me in thinking that xaml is kind of
green right now. Maybe tools will be added in the future that will make it
an excellent technology but right now its not that great. There are so many
great technoligies in .Net now and its very hard to profficient in all of
them. Who thinks (unless you have special needs) that effort learning xaml
should wait until better tools are available and your learning should be
applied elsewhere. I just have so many things i want to learn. From
technologies in SQL Server 2005 to programming paradigms like Extreme
Programming using NUnit. I was curious of everyones opinions.

thanks,
Brent
Nov 24 '06 #1
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Brent <br*****@spam.hotmail.comwrote:
OK i downloaded the new/addon framework 3 and downloaded the VS 2005 addon.
I started with XAML. So far im like mehhhhhhhh. Anyone else have the same
opinion? When i first heard about xaml i got excited as you could put a lot
of 3d effects in your apps. Who is with me in thinking that xaml is kind of
green right now. Maybe tools will be added in the future that will make it
an excellent technology but right now its not that great. There are so many
great technoligies in .Net now and its very hard to profficient in all of
them. Who thinks (unless you have special needs) that effort learning xaml
should wait until better tools are available and your learning should be
applied elsewhere. I just have so many things i want to learn. From
technologies in SQL Server 2005 to programming paradigms like Extreme
Programming using NUnit. I was curious of everyones opinions.
XAML looks lilke a fabulous technology to me. One of my main interests
in it is to allow designers to write out their results in a way which
is hand-editable and then *still* designer-editable. Designers are
awful at writing code, IMO, but I don't see any reason why they
shouldn't write reasonable XAML.

--
Jon Skeet - <sk***@pobox.com>
http://www.pobox.com/~skeet Blog: http://www.msmvps.com/jon.skeet
If replying to the group, please do not mail me too
Nov 24 '06 #2
Hi Brent,

Not being able to see something is not the same thing as its' not being
there, and I can certainly understand why you (and others) have trouble
understanding the power and potential of XAML. Here are a couple of good
articles that may shed some light on the subject:

http://searchvb.techtarget.com/origi...213781,00.html
http://eclipse.sys-con.com/read/47671.htm

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
Ministry of Software Development
http://unclechutney.blogspot.com

Never trust a dunderhead with a blunderbuss.
"Brent" <br*****@spam.hotmail.comwrote in message
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OK i downloaded the new/addon framework 3 and downloaded the VS 2005
addon. I started with XAML. So far im like mehhhhhhhh. Anyone else have
the same opinion? When i first heard about xaml i got excited as you could
put a lot of 3d effects in your apps. Who is with me in thinking that xaml
is kind of green right now. Maybe tools will be added in the future that
will make it an excellent technology but right now its not that great.
There are so many great technoligies in .Net now and its very hard to
profficient in all of them. Who thinks (unless you have special needs)
that effort learning xaml should wait until better tools are available and
your learning should be applied elsewhere. I just have so many things i
want to learn. From technologies in SQL Server 2005 to programming
paradigms like Extreme Programming using NUnit. I was curious of everyones
opinions.

thanks,
Brent

Nov 24 '06 #3
Hello Brent,

BOK i downloaded the new/addon framework 3 and downloaded the VS 2005
Baddon. I started with XAML. So far im like mehhhhhhhh. Anyone else
Bhave the same opinion? When i first heard about xaml i got excited as
Byou could put a lot of 3d effects in your apps. Who is with me in
Bthinking that xaml is kind of green right now. Maybe tools will be
Badded in the future that will make it an excellent technology but
Bright now its not that great.

It's great as technology, but it's too young.
Many steps were undertaked to support XAML - there are flash2xaml converters,
adobe editors export to xaml, xaml editors, and etc. It only needs time to
be popular.

BThere are so many great technoligies in
B.Net now and its very hard to profficient in all of them. Who thinks
B(unless you have special needs) that effort learning xaml should wait
Buntil better tools are available and your learning should be applied
Belsewhere.

the same things can be said about anything else :)
for example about SQL2005 :) because there are majority of Oracle/SQL2000
DBs around

The current problem of XAML is intertwined with .NET 3.0 so to use it (or
XBAP) your client needs to have .NET 3.0

So just wait to see that XAML be popular and it becames more popular when
WPF/E will be released, coz it allows to build your webApps without .NET
3.0 on your client machine

---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
Nov 25 '06 #4

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