||Arran wrote: For some people it has its place in Web Tech as a internal/intranet/extranet technology.
But i dont believe its intended to try and replace something like flash. So no i would not spend too much time thinking about how you can use it on web projects. Not yet anyway...
Right on. This thing is for application development first. Not to replace Shockwave stuff. It's not in the same league anyway. It's something that would enlight the experience for Web Deployed Applications on intranet/extranet.
Not in the same league? WPF would blow Flash out of the water if it was a simple plugin to download.
Except it won't be a simple plugin to download: WPF requires the whole WinFX runtime and .NET version 2; the former being 2.2MB and the latter being 22.9 MB. Both require a restart, which is not a good thing when surfing the web.
And it would leave people with older versions of windows or other OS's in the dark: it will only run on XP and Vista, whereas Flash has plugins for Windows 95 through XP, Mac OS, Linux,... Even Java supports all these platforms: It can even run on Windows