One of the new technologies being announced at Tech·Ed is “Acropolis”. If you have previously used the Microsoft Composite UI Application Block (CAB) or the Smart Client Software Factory (SCSF), the announcement of the Acropolis should be very exciting news.
Acropolis is a replacement technology for both CAB and SCSF and takes the things that were good about both of these and the lessons learned and adds the following:
- Full .NET support by being an integrated part of the .NET client framework and will be a fully supported product.
- Full support for a WPF front end, including support for features such as transitions, themes, and view switching.
- Full design time support in Visual Studio.