Is GAT/GAX for PRISM on its way?

Oct 14, 2008 at 11:11 PM
Edited Oct 14, 2008 at 11:59 PM
Just curious if anyone has heard any more on releasing some sort of GAT/GAX support for Prism?  We are currently debating using Prism vs. CAB and many are leaning towards CAB due to the ease of use with GAT/GAX.

Any ideas?

Oct 15, 2008 at 2:30 PM


Perhaps you may want to review the following article that explains the scenarios where you should consider using each of the Composite UI deliverables from Patterns & Practices. This could help in your current debate about using Prism or CAB:

·         Guidelines for Choosing Composite UI Deliverables from patterns & practices


The Composite Application Guidance for WPF - June 2008 release was not shipped with a guidance package. If you consider that this feature would be helpful for the community, feel free to suggest it in the Issue Tracker and it might be taken into account for future releases.


I believe the idea behind not shipping a guidance package is to allow the class library to mature, and get feedback from the community, before starting to add tooling that may hide defects in the API or may bias the way that the library could be used (for example by embracing a particular UI pattern) and so on. They constantly pushed for the “Simple first” approach while designing the API, in order to avoid the need for tooling in the first place, so you may find that the lack of tooling is something that may not be missed.


FYI: In the Composite WPF Contrib project there are available Visual Studio templates for the Composite Application Library for WPF:

·         Download the last change set of the Composite WPF Contrib source code.

·         Check the Composite Application Guidance for WPF Visual Studio Templates article


Please let me know if this helps.


Mariano Converti