My First Taste of Cider...

January 11, 2006
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I spent my first couple of hours with Cider this evening.  Cider is the VS 2005 designer for XAML and WPF applications.  I have to say, most of the feel was very much like traditional WinForms development.  I am very impressed.  I’ve been looking at XAML so long it was kinda strange being able to create it with drag-n-drop.  I think the hardest thing for people to get used to is the container support.  But many many apps will end up just using the Grid, but I hope to get people to look at the other containers more as they have a lot of usefulness in the long run.