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Take a look at the new WPF-based Twitter client Vol 12-35 | Apr 23 2009
Joey DeVilla
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My development philosophy has always been “Don’t learn to build, build to learn!”. As a result. I’d rather learn a new tool or technology from looking and poking at working code rather than going through the examples in a textbook.

I’ve been looking at Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) in order to build more modern desktop apps and the API behind Twitter, the hottest social software on the scene. Luckily, our friends at the Canadian company DigiFlare built a WPF-based Twitter client called DigiTweet, and they’re sharing the source code! You can use DigiTweet to keep in touch with your friends online and dive into its innards to see how it works, learn WPF and how to write apps that connect to services like Twitter. You can even contribute to the DigiTweet project at our Codeplex open source project site. Who knew a single download could be so useful?

WPF is the future of Windows-based client apps and it’s the way to build modern desktop clients with rich user-friendly interfaces. If you’re building new applications -- especially if they’re for Windows 7 -- you really should be doing them in WPF. For more on developing beautiful and usable desktop apps using WPF, visit the WindowsClient.net site. I’ve also found the articles at Christian Moser’s site, WPF Tutorial.net, quite useful.

As always, have fun coding!

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