Chapter 18. Integrating WPF and Windows Forms
You will need to transition existing application source code to a new technology paradigm. Perhaps not this year or next, but at some point the WPF paradigm will be used to update the look and feel of existing applications. How will this transition compare to the last major .NET-related transition — the one from COM? The original version of Visual Studio .NET included a tool to aid in migrating code from the COM-based world to .NET. No migration tool will be provided to transition existing user interfaces to WPF, which should be considered a good thing, considering the history of the current migration tools.
Instead, Microsoft learned the lesson that migration is both difficult and time consuming and is best done at the developer's pace. This is seen in the new Power Pack tools for Visual Basic, which Microsoft first ...