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    thumbtacks2

    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.)
    I suppose the logic here is that "in the era of 1,000+ page programming books, what's another 90 pages?"

    Out of curiousity, how hard is it to write your own WPF controls anyway?