The “VO-way” of programming does not work with WPF

Nov 21

Today unfortunately I discovered that the “VO-way” of developing Windows applications does not work with WPF.

In VO, we used to paint a window in a separate application module, and to not write any code in this generated class. The hand written code was placed instead in a separate module, and in a subclass of the generated window. This separated first written code from generated one, and secondly it was easier to manage.

Unfortunately, WPF does not support such a (IMHO clean) style of programming, as XAML windows cannot be inherited.

I have found a document on MSDN on this subject:

MSDN:make a custom windows inherit from window

and it seems the way of using UserControls is the only remaining possibility to reuse paintend windows.

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