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MemphiZ Author

Hi Kasey,

I haven't seen that link yet but its also not exactly the problems we we're facing when running WPF over RDP. Startup times would have been something we could have lived with as our app will be started once the user logs in and keeps running. But the real issue was a lag/delay when the window was resized/moved/animated.

As for "I think MS has made it pretty clear that WPF and WinForms are both on life support.", what makes you think that? I haven't read or heard anything from microsoft where they suggest that these technologies are on life support. But just like you I thought that WinForms would be dead by now.

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Kasey Speakman • Edited on

That post also links to a Stack Overflow answer, which has some helpful information and other links regarding rendering performance. But in the end, you may be right that it just isn't predisposed to work well over RDP (without hardware acceleration).

They've made it pretty clear through their silence and lack of updates * that no one is actively working to improve WPF. I believe there was a maintenance update a year or two back. But there has been no work to fix known quality of life issues for many years now. Hence, life support.

* See this post. And keep in mind it was written 6 years ago and nothing has really changed since then.