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Stephen Forte`s Blog – Silverlight is Dead, Long Live XAML

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/09/10

Interesting, when you compare this with FireMonkey: native versus managed, and both good UIs.

Interesting times ahead.

In retrospect: storing the form in a DFM wasn’t such a bad idea after all :)


Via: Stephen Forte`s Blog – Silverlight is Dead, Long Live XAML.

6 Responses to “Stephen Forte`s Blog – Silverlight is Dead, Long Live XAML”

  1. LDS said

    If that article is true, it means also FireMonkey was born dead. Because MS DirectUI willl become the standard, at least on Windows, and will be far ahead of FireMonkey. If it is ported to other platforms (and it is successful) it will be even a bigger blow. Unless Embarcadero could compete head to head with MS UI division, something I seriously doubt.

  2. Eric said

    A big plus of DFM over XAML, is that it’s a simple text format with well defined base types and formatting, and not XML.
    Thus it has a definite edge for manually viewing and editing, and especially, understanding diffs.

  3. I am wondering if it’s worth creating some kind of IDE Plugin for Delphi where you can edit your form (VCL and/or FireMonkey) in XML kind of style. I am actually thinking about that idea for a while now. Might be even cooler with FireMonkey now where you can nest your controls/components/effects and much more. Or anyone already created or creating something like that?

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