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Can I use WPF inside a Winforms app.?

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I think I once heard that I could add a WPF form to an existing Winforms app.

True?

If so, any tricks?

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newieweb
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Hi newbieweb,

This is possible using ElementHost control and custom WPF UserControls :
There are many examples such as:

http://www.switchonthecode.com/tutorials/wpf-tutorial-using-wpf-in-winforms
http://www.codegod.de/webappcodegod/embedding-wpf-usercontrol-in-winforms-AID422.aspx

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This demo seems to have the right stuff for me to integrate a WPF User Control onto Winforms.


http://www.switchonthecode.com/tutorials/wpf-tutorial-using-wpf-in-winforms


BUT, it says I must compile the control beforfe I can add it to the form.  However I can not compile it due to the following two compile time errors:

Error      1      The type 'System.Windows.Markup.IQueryAmbient' is defined in an assembly that is not referenced. You must add a reference to assembly 'System.Xaml, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089'.      C:\Dri\Internal\PPMarket\branches\Dri\trunk\DispatchSupportWPFControl.xaml.cs      20      26      DMS


Error      2      The type name 'IComponentConnector' could not be found in the namespace 'System.Windows.Markup'. This type has been forwarded to assembly 'System.Xaml, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089' Consider adding a reference to that assembly.      C:\Dri\Internal\PPMarket\branches\Dri\trunk\obj\Debug\DispatchSupportWPFControl.g.cs      42      113      DMS


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OK, I fixed that by ading a reference to System.Xaml.

How do I get the user control into the ElementHost?
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Got it!

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Thanks.
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