It’s been a while since a last posted, but as with any new love there’s always an intense honeymoon period when you can’t keep your hands off! In my case, it’s WPF – a new toy that is ticking all the right boxes for a GUI nut like me.
The initial buzz soon wore off when I realised that you shouldn’t really try to write WPF apps like you did with Winforms – and then the real fun started as I rapidly scaled the learning curves of styling, databinding, MVVM and MEF.
One resource that really helped switch my brain over from old-school winforms was a video by Jason Dollinger over at Lab49 : http://www.lab49.com/2011/12/06/model-view-viewmodel-tutorial/
The video starts with a “badly written” WPF app (i.e. WPF written as if it was winforms) and then, over the course of 90 minutes, Jason gently refactors it towards a slick, high-performance MVVM implementation.