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Microsoft Ships CTP of WPF/E

On Feb. 2, Microsoft released the February CTP of Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere (WPF/E), a cross-platform browser plug-in that allows clients to display and play back rich media, 3D and vector graphics, animation, audio and video.

WPF/E employs a subset of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), the XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language)-based technology at the heart of the Vista and .NET 3.0 Framework UI development.

New to the February CTP is keyboard input, mouse cursor support, MP3 audio handling and full screen mode display. Improved JavaScript APIs and better performance are also featured in the newest preview.

WPF/E is due for final release in the first half of 2007 and currently runs on both Mac and Windows, with support for the Internet Explorer, Firefox and Apple Safari Web browsers. Microsoft plans to extend WPF/E support to mobile devices supporting the .NET Compact Framework in the second half of 2007.

The latest CTP can be downloaded from Microsoft here.

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Michael Desmond is an editor and writer for 1105 Media's Enterprise Computing Group.

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