The rise of WPF vs. Winforms
6 February 2008 in .Net | Comments enabled
WPF has been around for a couple of years now and it’s great to see that it is starting to get some solid traction in the market. Obviously we believe this however it’s always useful to use a tool like Google Trends to identify where things are heading.
Here’s a graph of WPF vs. Windows Forms vs. Winforms
Some thoughts and notes:
- WPF is likely bolstered somewhat by Silverlight as it used to be called WPF/e
- It is interesting to see the general slow decline of winforms over the years. I believe this is because web development has grown more popular for replacing client applications
- I can’t think of a nice term to measure the rise web development in a pure developer sense.
- WPF will continue to take market share from winforms as end user machines become more powerful and capable of running some of the awesome effects of WPF more smoothly
- Microsoft seems to generate most queries for almost any technology they have created (or at least lots of people in Redmond, Washington are interested )
- India was generating, by far, most of the real queries, a real sign of just how large the outsourcing machine is over there.
- Web frameworks are considerably larger, even SilverLight at this stage is about two times as popular as a search query than WPF