Thursday, October 09, 2003
.NET Undocumented: All these frameworks
.NET Undocumented: All these frameworks "Here's my assessment: The traditional Win32 API is dying except for the Kernel, because it's a flat API, which severely limits the sophistication of applications that utilize it. WinForms and MFC will remain important because Avalon apps only run in Longhorn only and, being a 1.0 product, may require another rev to mature. MFC will continue to be enhanced and supported but it's not the company's direction, so it will be in perpetual maintenance mode. WinForms will continue to be enhanced and probably will have a much longer life span than MFC, because it is managed code, easier for company to enhance, and cross-language (More VB/C# users than C )."