Valid for WPF, ASP.NET MVC / ASP.NET ?

Jun 10, 2009 at 4:12 PM

Hi all

We are currently evaluating the Composite WPF and Silverlight application block.

The question is now:
If our target applications would be WPF (potentially WPF and XBAP), ASP.NET MVC or standard ASP.NET Web applications, is this guidance a good choice or not? The things that change is the UI and propabely the presenter logic.

What other guides would you propose if not Composite WPF and Silverlight?


Jun 10, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Hi SkippingAdi,


“The Composite Client Application Guidance is designed to help you more easily build modular Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client applications.”  (from the Guidance’s MSDN Site).

Therefore, if you are going to build a WPF application, the guidance will help you. However, this guidance does not have any support for ASP.NET.


The Web Client Software Factory (WCSF, also from Microsoft p&p) might be a better choice to create ASP.NET applications. Have in mind that the latest WCSF release does not have any special support for ASP.NET MVC.


Please let me know if this helps.


Damian Schenkelman