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David Hill of the Acropolis team has recently released a code sample that provides MDI within Acropolis (and through Acropolis, WPF). If you haven’t looked at Acropolis yet, there is no time like now. It works with VS 2008 Beta 2 (which also includes Cider, the only WPF designer this side of Expression).

I’m too lazy to do MDI on my own so thanks David for making it easy for me.

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3 Comments

  1. Actualy as a 5yr WinForm developer, I\’ve grown to dislike MDI.  SDI with beautiful transitions have become my favorite, but MDI still has t\’s place I guess.  Just would like to see something more innovative. 

  2. Yes I\’m trying to find a way to get out of the MDI mentality. It\’s just hard to untrain my brain. That\’s why I\’ve been reading up on UI Design and the like. I\’ve got a few ideas floating in my head but I\’ve just got to solidify them somehow.

  3. I know MDI has its problems – and wouldn\’t mind seeing a proper replacement.
    But nobody has (yet) provided a decent one.
    The key advantage of MDI is side-by-side document viewing.
    Tabbed windows and SDI/transitions just can\’t provide that.
    Until then, give me my MDI!!!


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