WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER
The Windows Forms Integration Library
Using WPF controls in Windows Forms
Using Windows Forms controls in WPF
Integration library limitations
Chapter 15 looked at advanced features of Windows Forms. One of these features goes well beyond Windows Forms: user controls. User controls are used in Windows Forms, ASP.NET, WPF, and Silverlight. The concepts around user controls reflect a best practice for encapsulating application logic within a reusable component. Within an application, smaller components that encapsulate functionality and communicate via a method such as events provide a robust architecture. This chapter acts as a bridge to the next chapter which deals with WPF and also references using a user control.
As a result, developers will need to transition existing application source code to a new technology paradigm. Perhaps not this year or next, ...