Dr Herbie said:

I seems to me that people are prematurely calling WPF dead because they have seen Silverlight now running as a desktop client (OOBE) and they immediately think that MS will therefore kill WPF.

 

I don't think this is the case -- WPF is a superset of Silverlight and not everyone wants to write apps that are runnable through a web browser.

 

Herbie

 

I guess the question is which technologies will end up being the main stream web development technology (as opposed to which technologies are going to die)?

 

MS is already positioning WPF in its own niche (well able to step up to the challenge of being used in the development of world beating desktop based applications such as VS).

 

I personally hope that none of these technologies will be going away any time soon.