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Application Management
Data Binding
Drag and Drop
Element Tree
Getting Started
Globalization and Localization
Input and Commands
Migration and Interoperability
Sample Applications
Speech and Media
Styles & Templates
Visual Layer


This repo contains the samples that demonstrate the API usage patterns and popular features for the Windows Presentation Foundation in the .NET Framework for Desktop. These samples were initially hosted on MSDN, and we are gradually moving all the interesting WPF samples over to GitHub.All the samples have been retargeted to .NET 4.5.2.

For additional WPF samples, see WPF Samples.

Please note that the documentation on the repo is still being updated, so all links might not point to the right location.


Unless otherwise mentioned, the samples are released under the MIT license

Help us improve our samples

Help us improve out samples by sending us a pull-request or opening a GitHub Issue

Questions: mail

WPF development

These samples require Visual Studio 2015 to build, test, and deploy.

Get a free copy of Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition with support for building WPF apps

Using the samples

The easiest way to use these samples without using Git is to download the zip file containing the current version (using the link below or by clicking the "Download ZIP" button on the repo page). You can then unzip the entire archive and use the samples in Visual Studio 2015.

Download the samples ZIP


  • Before you unzip the archive, right-click it, select Properties, and then select Unblock.
  • Most samples should work independently
  • By default, all the sample target .NET 4.5.2, you can change this to .NET 4.6 in the Project->Properties page in Visual Studio.

For more info about the programming models, platforms, languages, and APIs demonstrated in these samples, please refer to the guidance available in MSDN. These samples are provided as-is in order to indicate or demonstrate the functionality of the programming models and feature APIs for WPF.