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Filip Ilić
Filip Ilić

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Which desktop stack to chose in 2021?

In uni, 3 years ago, we were thought to use C#/WPF. Is it still in and does it have future? Windows is operating sistem I am targeting but cross platform would be even better. I want to make stabile smooth native program for existing website based app, so electron is no go...

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Sebastian

We'd need way more details regarding your specific requirements to answer your question seriously.

There is no one-size-fits-all, and certainly not entirely good or entirely bad stack. Everything is a trade-off.

Maybe tell us what exactly it is that you want to create?

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Filip Ilić

Sure. I want to create bussiness desktop app that will consume API of website based on frappe.io Emphasis should be on smooth experience.

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Sebastian

"Smooth experience" meaning a responsive UI (non-functional requirement)? What functional requirements regarding the UI/UX are there? How important is the cross-platform aspect?

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Filip Ilić

Cross platform is optional. When I say smooth I mean fast and without lags.

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Sebastian

Smooth is something that any production-ready framework should accomplish, so it's not a limiting factor.

However, cross-platform is. While I can highly recommend WPF for data-intensive solutions, it is not cross-platform.

What about your "existing, website-based app"? Are you planning on reusing it? How (offline/online, i.e. wrapper around a browser view control, or porting existing code to a local offline app)?

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