The WPF Files: The Final Piece of the Puzzle (Premium)


To complete my quick-and-dirty port of .NETpad to WPF and .NET Core, I had to overcome one final obstacle: Keyboard shortcuts.

There are many such obstacles in WPF. For example, I previously highlighted font support as one of the areas in which Microsoft really dropped the ball in moving from Windows Forms to Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF): Developers who wish to provide font customization access to their users will either need to roll their own Font dialog or jump through some hoops to use the old WinForms version and then deal with all the incompatibilities between its underlying Font class/object and the new font-related classes and objects provided by WPF.

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