Episode 26: Laurent Bugnion on WPF and Silverlight

Jon talks to Laurent Bugnion about WPF and Silverlight. Laurent’s an expert on WPF and Silverlight, and is the author of Silverlight 2 Unleashed.


  • Differences between WPF and Silverlight
  • Thoughts on Silverlight offline
  • Model-View-ViewModel pattern and applications in Blend
  • WPF Disciples mailing list
  • Why use WPF instead of Winforms
  • Non-visual benefits of WPF and Silverlight
  • Benefits of the XAML format
  • Silverlight’s VisualStateManager compared to WPF triggers
  • Laurent’s experiences writing Silverlight 2 Unleashed

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Herding Code 26: Laurent Bugnion on WPF and Silverlight