Explain Features of WPF.


The list of WPF features is given below –

  1. Resolution Independence WPF is resolution independence since all measures in WPF are logical units not pixels. A logical unit is a 1/96 of an inch. So, with changing the screen resolution setting in WPF each control will look same for each resolution. It is not based on Dots per inch (DPI) setting of the device.
  2. Separation of appearance and behaviors
    WPF separates the appearance of an UI from its behavior. The appearance is specified by XAML and behavior is specified by a managed programming language like C# or VB.
  3. Built-In support for graphics and animation
    WPF applications run within DirectX environment, hence it has major support of graphics and animation capabilities. WPF has a separate set of classes that are specifically deal with animation effects and graphics.
  4. Supports for Audio and Video
    WPF has support for playing any audio or video file supported by Windows Media Player. It also gives you the tools to integrate video content into your rich UI such as placing a video window on a spinning 3-D cube.
  5. Highly customizable
    WPF supports separation of appearance and behaviors’; hence you can easily change the look of a control or a set of controls. This concept of styling controls in WPF is almost like CSS in HTML.
    In WPF, you can store styles, controls, animations, and even any object as a resource and you may associate that resource to the controls. Each resource is declared once when the form loads itself.