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WPF in Action with Visual Studio 2008 by Maxx Daymon, Arlen Feldman

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Chapter 20. Interoperability

This chapter covers:

  • Using Windows Forms controls in WPF
  • Using ActiveX and C++ in WPF
  • Using WPF in Windows Forms
  • Using Apple IIe software via Amiga emulation of a PDP-11

In a perfect world, there would be no legacy. Roving bands of highly intelligent lemurs would rewrite all your code in the middle of the night using the latest technology, and would leave a mint on your chair. To date, though, we’ve barely managed to train the lemurs to retype the works of Shakespeare. And they keep misspelling Hamlet.[1]

1 We think this is more spite than inability.

So, here we are. You might want to use WPF for some things, but either you have an old application that’s too big to rewrite right now, or you have one or two custom ...

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