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The Windows Presentation Foundation community is growing because WPF facilitates the development of better graphical user interfaces and graphical applications. But WPF's tri-dimensional resources are not developed compared to DirectX's capabilities and existing hardware potential. This article will explain how to develop panels to make it easier to lay out tri-dimensional figures in a Viewport3D. The Bi-dimensional Hierarchy In WPF the bi-dimensional world is hierarchically organized as shown in Figure 1. The type Visual is the base class of any element that can be shown in WPF, while its descendant UIElement defines the elements that can interact with the users through keyboard, mouse, and stylus events. FrameworkElement is the unique implementation of UIElement right now, so FrameworkElement is the actual base class for UI elements in WPF. Shape is the representa... (more)

Dealing With The C# 2.0 Genericity

The forthcoming .NET 2.0 Framework will introduce new important features. One of those features is genericity. Genericity is not really a new concept. It has been included in some previous languages as ADA, C++, Eiffel, and in the mathematical model of abstract data types (ADT). However, the C# 2.0 notation for genericity (see the first entry in the References section), the integration of genericity in the .NET type system, the efficient implementation of genericity in the CLR-JIT process, and the new generic features included in the reflection mechanism will strengthen .NET pr... (more)