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Short list of control support in UWP vs. WPF?

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Rob A. asked on 04 Dec 2019, 09:38 PM

Hello,

I was somewhat puzzled by the relatively short list of controls Telerik provide for UWP desktop apps 21 vs. the list of controls for WPF which is 92 (or so).

Was the list of controls restricted because of interchangeability with other platforms?

Cheers, Rob.

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answered on 06 Dec 2019, 08:07 AM

Hi Rob,

Telerik UI for WPF is quite a mature suite, it's already been developed for about 10 years, so, indeed, it offers all types of components that you'd need for building a powerful WPF app.  On the other hand, UWP is a newer platform (since Windows 10), so it's our UWP suite.

As to the question about interchangeability -  you cannot use directly WPF controls in UWP, as  there are many features of WPF XAML which are not available in UWP.  

In general, we take into account customers' demand and feedback when developing a concrete product.  Would it be possible to send me more information about the requirement you have? Are you planning a new UWP project? What kind of components would you need?

I am looking forward to your reply.

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answered on 14 Dec 2019, 12:19 AM

Thanks for the response Yana. 

I've created a small UWP project for desktop (Windows 10), but unfortunately UWP seems to have some access restrictions to local resources that my application need to get to (elevated rights) ... as I understand it UWP can NOT get to folder locations like C:\Users\Rob\AppData\Local and C:\Users\Rob\AppData\Roaming and C:\ProgramData\... (I could be wrong but I couldn't find a way).

So I've opt'd to do a WPF desktop application and it appears that .NET 4.8 has brought additional support to WPF in terms of multi-monitor DPI V2 aware (mixed mode) ... I'm assuming this is enabled by default in WPF.

So for these specific requirements UWP is not a good fit and I'll be using WPF.

Cheers, Rob.

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answered on 16 Dec 2019, 08:04 AM

Hi Rob,

Good to hear you've made the decision.  I hope our Telerik UI for WPF suite will help your development process and you to be satisfied with the result.

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