dotMorten

.NET Ramblings, XAML hacking and some GIS endeavors

Building your own version of WPF - Live edition

As a follow-up to my blogpost on compiling WPF back when it was still in preview, I tried something new: Live-streamed cloning, compiling and using a local build of WPF in a new app, and make some (evil) modifications to WPF. Even got to submit a PR to the WPF documentation while going though this.

I've been inspired a lot be many others who've started to live-code on Twitch. It's quite interesting to see their thought process and approaches to solving problems - things you never see in a polished 45min conference presentation where everything is prepped and (hopefully) nothing goes wrong. There's quite a lot to learn from seeing people using tools, shortcuts, tricks and tips to solve their problems.

This was a surprising amount of fun, and I'll definitely be doing this again (and hopefully fix some of the issues I had doing this live). I'm prepping some various level 200-400 topics on XAML development, like custom panel and control development, and hope you'll join me. All of these concepts will apply to both WPF, UWP and WinUI, but I figured let's live dangerously and use the latest WinUI Alpha (and we'll log any issues we find as we go).

You can subscribe to my channel at twitch.tv/dotMorten, and I'll be posting the videos after on youtube.com/dotMorten

Here's the recording from yesterday. Feedback and suggestions, as well as ideas for topics to cover would be highly appreciated.


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