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Should you use c# for memory manipulation
5 projects | reddit.com/r/csharp | 17 May 2022
I have a lot of C# P/Invoke / interop experience. Almost everything is possible in C#, I swear. Just keep in mind that C/C++ users have Windows.h include (meta-include which references thousands of another useful includes) that contain every single public fuction, structure or enum definition, i. e. you just go ahead and use it (while having to link against necessary libs correctly ofc). When you do the same thing in C# you have to P/Invoke through all this stuff by yourself. Consider taking a look at Vanara.PInvoke (https://github.com/dahall/Vanara), these packages might help you a lot in case you do not want to dive that deep.
Would you want/use an improved interface to native Win32 APIs for .NET?
4 projects | reddit.com/r/dotnet | 24 Nov 2021
One Commander – a new Windows 10 file browser
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Mar 2021
Interesting WPF behavior
3 projects | reddit.com/r/csharp | 23 Jan 2023
At least there is WPFUI and ModernWPF. :)
Any licensing free package for modern WPF look?
8 projects | reddit.com/r/csharp | 3 Jan 2023
Only really works if you or your users are a fan of Material Design, and honestly MD seems to have declined in usage overall, and there are no big apps for Windows using MD. Seems like you'd be better off with either a totally radical design/theme, and have the design resources to do that, or use something that looks like a native Windows app, whether thats the Win32 look, WPF defaults, or something WinUI inspired like https://github.com/Kinnara/ModernWpf8 projects | reddit.com/r/csharp | 3 Jan 2023
GridView in WPF
2 projects | reddit.com/r/dotnet | 25 Dec 2022
WinUI port from UWP my experience
6 projects | reddit.com/r/dotnet | 19 Nov 2022
ModernWpf and WpfUI are both great options for making modern looking WPF apps. Combine that with CommunityToolkit.Mvvm and you've got a solid platform for Windows-only desktop apps.
Edge – Closing a 30 pixel gap between native and web
6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Sep 2022
This one looks pretty solid. There are loads of them. The demos I’ve seen all showcase live feedback.
Compare to the best I can find for WPF: https://github.com/dsafa/wpf-color-picker - no live feedback, dialog only, no documented support for modern .NET. There are some commercial controls available from syncfusion and the like if you want to pay for such things.
Compare to color dialog in WinForms: https://github.com/Kinnara/ModernWpf/issues/72
WinUI has a decent color picker, but there are other trade offs going with WinUI that make it inferior to the web environment (e.g. broken rendering of SVG/paths).
Upgrading UI of existing WPF App
5 projects | reddit.com/r/csharp | 23 Jul 2022
Current best choice of .NET library for dekstop
6 projects | reddit.com/r/dotnet | 25 May 2022
I can't use some XAML UI Controls on my WPF project, and I tried almost everything I found. please if anybody is familiar with this, I really need help!
2 projects | reddit.com/r/csharp | 22 Jan 2022
ModernWpf (whose status is unclear) has it: https://github.com/Kinnara/ModernWpf/wiki/ProgressRing
Ask HN: Why is building Windows apps so complicated
12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Dec 2021
Neither WPF nor WinUI are using OS controls for most of their GUI. Their GUI is defined by styles and templates in various XAML files. You can make controls look however you like. Microsoft did a great job back then re-implementing UX of WinXP and Win7 on top of WPF, but unfortunately not the newer Windows versions.
Here’s a third-party project with styles and templates implementing GUI similar to Win10: https://github.com/Kinnara/ModernWpf Their approach seems correct, and the screenshots looking nice. I never needed that library BTW, my clients who need good GUI usually provide professionally-made design which is unrelated to Windows controls.
Also, here’s a relevant GitHub issue https://github.com/dotnet/wpf/issues/5793 which currently says “.NET 7.0 milestone”, however the 7.0 is scheduled for November 2022, i.e. in about 1 year, and they may or may not deliver by then.
What are some alternatives?
AdonisUI - Lightweight UI toolkit for WPF applications offering classic but enhanced windows visuals
MaterialDesignInXamlToolkit - Google's Material Design in XAML & WPF, for C# & VB.Net.
pinvoke - A library containing all P/Invoke code so you don't have to import it every time. Maintained and updated to support the latest Windows OS.
GenshinLyreMidiPlayer - Genshin Impact Windsong Lyre, Floral Zither, & Vintage Lyre MIDI auto player in Modern Mica UI. Supports MIDI instruments & Playlist controls.
CalcBinding - Advanced WPF Binding which supports expressions in Path property and other features
MahApps.Metro - A framework that allows developers to cobble together a better UI for their own WPF applications with minimal effort.
wpf-notifyicon - NotifyIcon (aka system tray icon or taskbar icon) for the WPF platform
CSharpForMarkup - Build .NET browser / native UI in declarative C#
doublecmd - Double Commander is a free cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side.
Custom-themes - Custom themes for Files
wpfui - WPF UI provides the Fluent experience in your known and loved WPF framework. Intuitive design, themes, navigation and new immersive controls. All natively and effortlessly.
XClipper - XClipper is a clipboard manager for Windows & Android which helps to track clipboard activities and makes it easier to interact with them.