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Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) was going to hopefully usher in a new era of cool applications and user interactions.

Television shows and movies have always been good at coming up with cool prop (i.e. non-functional) user interfaces. CSI, Minority Report, Quantum of Solice, all show off cool things that people might wish computers could do.

As a developer raised on DOS and Windows i don't have the creativity in my brain to think up what a cool mail program should look like, or a cool way to display my Helpdesk tickets. i need to see other examples in use, and then i can begin to imagine how i my cool applications could look.

Are there any youtube videos showing of the make-believe computer shots from CSI Miami? Are there any web-sites dedicated to showing ideas or case studies of actual things?

i did watch a little teaser video by the company that did the Quantum of Solice multi-touch effects, but it's so fast it's hard to absorb the UI's theory of operation.

Even applications like Picasa, where everything is animation and moving, and scrolling, and animating - it's very well done.


i ask about WPF because Flash, Silverlight (i.e. WPF/Everywhere), and Adobe AIR are already doing these things. i want my computer to harness the power of this video-card, and my the user experience compelling.


Closest i've been able to find to an actual screenshot of a cool WPF application is one from a temp agency:

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Did you see the beautiful app Billy Hollis show in DNR TV?
http://www.dnrtv.com/default.aspx?showNum=115

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Really great animations and concepts from the real world.

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Thirteen23 experiences are great
http://www.thirteen23.com/experiences/

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bDule is a WPF-based Twitter client by Sobees


Edit by OP:

i just lifted a screenshot:

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Check out WPFreakyStyley

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Another one: Lawson Smart Office.
http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/Continuum/LawsonSmartOffice/

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More: Grab this concept longhorn videos if you want a little inspiration:

Longhorn for Real Estate
Longhorn for Healthcare
Longhorn for Financial Services
Longhorn for Telecom
Longhorn for Manufacturing

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I recommend taking a look at Kevin Moore's WPF Bag-O-Tricks: March 2008 Blog Post. I don't see any screenshots handy from that post, but he has a nice collection of WPF controls.

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Check the microsoft highlighted GUIs present in the "Book of WPF" : http://10rem.net/blog/2010/02/10/the-book-of-wpf. alt text

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I've posted Jot on Jarloo. It's a C# sticky note app done in C# and WPF. All the source code is provided and there is a large tutorial on it too at Jarloo c# code warehouse