and acropolis ?

Mar 13, 2008 at 1:58 PM
Edited Mar 13, 2008 at 2:01 PM
How does "prism" compare to the project known as "acropolis" (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb960911.aspx) ? Are they related? Do features and functionality overlap? What it the difference here?
Mar 21, 2008 at 8:59 PM
"Acropolis" has been folded into future releases of the platform. "Acropolis" was focused on improving the developer experience around WPF and on providing a composition framework. "Prism" is a set of guidance for building composite applications on WPF. The focus is on a subset of the scenarios that "Acropolis" was targetting.

You can read a bit more the background here....

http://blogs.msdn.com/gblock/archive/2007/10/26/wpf-composite-client-guidance-it-s-coming.aspx



Mar 31, 2008 at 2:01 PM
Is there a more recent view of the the direction of prism, sorry to bang on but the blog link indicated that there was recognition that WPF changed the rules in certain aspects, from CAB and Winforms....so it would greatly help those wanting to select "prism" as a reference implementation for their own organisation's UI projects if some of that could be socialised. I'm confused as to how any progress can be made on the the prism RI, without this direction? If the direction is still being worked out... that is cool too. ;-)
Apr 1, 2008 at 10:12 PM
Hi cabarch

Here's a video of a recent talk I did at WPF Bootcamp which illustrates our direction and some of the differences around WPF.

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/mix/6/2/5/Prism2MBmix.wmv
Apr 9, 2008 at 3:06 PM
Thanks, I'd be interested in that http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/mix/6/2/5/Prism2MBmix.wmv but I got a 404 error.

Are there any more WPF bootcamps?
Apr 12, 2008 at 2:15 AM
cabarch, looks like the link is wrong, somehow the _ got removed

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/mix/6/2/5/Prism_2MB_mix.wmv
Apr 18, 2008 at 8:47 PM
Glenn:

I just came across this posting in my search of WPF CAB and went through video. I am almost thr' the video. I have not seen anything different concept wise, what we do in CAB. (I have build one application in last 4 months and it's great. I love CAB) In any case I am looking to spice up my CAB app with WPF. What is your recommendation?
Apr 25, 2008 at 7:23 AM
There is not much to Prism yet but i like what i see - same thing 1/2 the user code and much simpler - this is mainly due to WPF's vastly improved commands and binding making the P in MVP almost redundant . Howver without an event broker update im hesitant cross module event wire up is very nice.

Regards,

Ben


PPMan wrote:
Glenn:

I just came across this posting in my search of WPF CAB and went through video. I am almost thr' the video. I have not seen anything different concept wise, what we do in CAB. (I have build one application in last 4 months and it's great. I love CAB) In any case I am looking to spice up my CAB app with WPF. What is your recommendation?

Jun 6, 2008 at 11:01 AM

Hi all,

I resume this topic to know if there is an idea of when will be released "Acropolis", folded into the platform.

Thank you in advance.

Jun 12, 2008 at 10:09 AM
Not when ..."If "

The 2 team mebers whose blogs i was reading do completely different things now ... IMHO the team doesnt exist anymore and  I think it went the way of Winfs ( which you may also see in a later version ) .

Regards,

Ben
Jun 12, 2008 at 6:03 PM
For what I have recently known, "Acropolis" will be released with .NET 4.0... so nothing before 2010.
I believe in Prism, we will adopt it in our Composite WPF application for our customer.
Jun 13, 2008 at 4:06 AM
"Acropolis" won't be released period. What will be released in the future is a platform that is based on Acropolis, but not Acropolis itself.