Microsoft is looking for information on WPF developers usage of: AlternateContent

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k-dawg

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Jul 19, 2016, 6:02:02 PM7/19/16
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Hello Everyone,

Our beloved Tim Heuer and the XAML Team is looking for some metrics around the AlternateContent feature.

Here are the queries:

  • Is AlternateContent  a widely adopted feature by WPF devs?

  • What are existing WPF developers using AlternateContent for?

  • What do developers wish they could use AlternateContent for?

  • Are there any drawbacks to the AlternateContent feature that you’ve seen in practice?  

I have never used this feature, so don't have any feedback or first hand knowledge.

Much appreciate your valuable time and feedback.

Best to everyone,

Karl



Peter O'Hanlon

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Jul 20, 2016, 2:28:23 AM7/20/16
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Sorry Tim, but I have never felt the need to use this feature. To be honest, I have never seen a situation where I would have benefited from it - XAML really doesn't lend itself to a switch style.


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Marlon Grech

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Jul 20, 2016, 2:37:37 AM7/20/16
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Same as Peter

Sacha Barber

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Jul 20, 2016, 2:42:28 AM7/20/16
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Never seen or used this feature


Corrado Cavalli

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Jul 20, 2016, 2:55:09 AM7/20/16
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I was not even aware of it… J

 

Cheers

/C.

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Laurent Bugnion

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Jul 20, 2016, 3:27:54 AM7/20/16
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Lol same here. Never heard, never used 😐

 

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Daniel Vaughan

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Jul 20, 2016, 5:57:53 AM7/20/16
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I too was not aware of that feature. It looks like a pre-processor directive in XAML. I'd say it's rather useful actually.
I'd like to see something like it in the UWP XAML implementation.

Cheers,
Daniel

Laurent Bugnion

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Jul 20, 2016, 6:19:02 AM7/20/16
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I am not a fan. I remember when MS introduced xaml 2009 where this kind of things is part of the specification, many developers thought it was the path to code in xaml (think classic ASP) and honestly it seems confusing. I have a feeling that implementing this is possible with DataTemplateSelector and a ContentControl, which is cleaner because it’s code. How do you debug AlternateContent in xaml?

 

Of course this is just my opinion

Laurent

 

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Karl Shifflett

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Jul 20, 2016, 7:33:50 AM7/20/16
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Much appreciate the feedback Gentlemen.

Have a wonderful day!

kdawg

Karl Shifflett

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Jul 21, 2016, 6:40:46 AM7/21/16
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Everyone,

Microsoft thanks you for your responses.

Have a great day,

Karl



On Jul 20, 2016, at 6:18 AM, Laurent Bugnion <lau...@galasoft.ch> wrote:

Peter O'Hanlon

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Jul 21, 2016, 7:03:03 AM7/21/16
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Time to shout out? Tim, you're a member of the group - we don't bite ;)

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