Mix 08 Keynote With Scott Guthrie – Part 8

WPF Apps

Casting line of business application for Cirque Du Soleil

1000 artists nightly in 15 shows (6 resident and 9 touring).

22000 artists in database.

Field-based WPF-based casting system on tablet with camera strapped on.  Scott juggles for an in-the-field-based casting session.  Offline cached database.  Visual form entry and comparisons.

Upcoming WPF improvements in the summer

  • More controls
  • Streamlined Setup
  • Startup
  • Graphics layer

Demo of image or HD video with effects:

  • Hardware acceleration by default
  • Super low CPU usage because efforts on GPU
  • Custom effects API for hardware shading