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 4.7.2 and .NET Core 3.0.
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
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These samples require Visual Studio 2017 to build, test, and deploy. The .NET Core projects (netcore.csproj) require the .NET Core 3 SDK.
WPF on .NET Core 3.0 has been open-sourced, and is now available on Github
Using the samples
To use the samples with Git, clone the WPF-Samples repository with 'git clone https://github.com/microsoft/WPF-Samples'
After cloning the WPF-Samples respository, there will be two solution files in the root directory: WPF-Samples.sln (targeting .NET Framework 4.7.2) and WPF-Samples.netcore.sln (.NET SDK, targeting .NET core 3.0).
- To build the samples, open one of the solution files in Visual Studio 2017 and build the solution.
- Alternatively, navigate to the directory of a sample. There will be two project files: sampleName.csproj (.NET 4.7.2) and sampleName.netcore.csproj (.NET Core 3.0). Build with 'dotnet build' or 'msbuild' specifying the target project file.
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 2017.
- Before you unzip the archive, right-click it, select Properties, and then select Unblock.
- Most samples should work independently
- By default, all the .NET Framework samples target .NET 4.7.2, you can change this in the Project->Properties page in Visual Studio.
- The .NET SDK versions of the projects target .NET core 3.0.
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.