Three months ago, we launched Family.Show, our first end-to-end reference sample for WPF. Family.Show is a genealogy program that demonstrates the usage of WPF for a complex, realistic scenario. If you’re a fledgling WPF developer who wants to pore over some code that demonstrates best practices for application construction, there’s nothing better out there today.
In the intervening months, we’ve had many thousands of downloads of both the binary and the source code. We’ve had several offers to localize the application into languages ranging from Spanish to Russian, many people have sent in feature requests, and we’ve had some great feedback about the application itself. Here’s a few examples:
- “This is incredible application. So nice and powerful. That is exactly what I am searching for in applications: Simplicity, Power and Beauty… You cannot imagine how many people was impressed by it, including myself.”
- “This is just a gorgeous program. The graphics are extremely scalable, the visuals and animations are smooth an appealing, and the overall program design is just so well done.”
- “I really like the Family.Show program. I find it amazing what you’ve done in such a small program. I currently use Family Tree Maker, but I’m considering switching over. Is this something that going to continue as a growing program, or was this just a one-shot sample of what could be done? I’m hoping for the former, of course.”
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