I suppose the logic here is that "in the era of 1,000+ page programming books, what's another 90 pages?"Tim Sneath wrote:To be fair, the goal of the tutorial is not to lead you through the steps to produce Outlook in the minimum number of pages, but rather to provide a comprehensive learning guide to our designer and developer tools while building a fun and useful sample.
(And that's not to say that building an Outlook-like interface is a trivial task, either - particularly if the controls are real, working, data-bound controls. I'm sure it was significantly more work for the Outlook developers to build this code in Win32.)
Out of curiousity, how hard is it to write your own WPF controls anyway?