In previous post, we discussed how to create “Hello World” scripts using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Windows PowerShell. While “Hello World” is relatively easy to write with WPF, it is only the tip of the iceberg of the types of quick user interfaces you can write.
Windows Presentation Foundation provides an amazing array of controls for an incredible array of purposes. Out of the box, with just one control, you can:
· Show a listbox
· Play a video or audio file
· Capture user drawings
· Display an image
· Draw a complex polygon
· Display a slider
All controls can use video, images, gradients, and rich colors as their background or foreground. All controls can interact with Tablet PC input, Keyboard, and Mouse. All windows can be transparent.