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What technologies do you mostly use to develop desktop applications?   [Edit]

Survey period: 24 Jan 2011 to 31 Jan 2011

Are you a drag-and-drop kinda developer, or do you prefer to code to the metal? (Thanks to Ravi Bhavnani)

ATL836.1883 votes, 6.18%
Cocoa181.3418 votes, 1.34%
Delphi533.9553 votes, 3.95%
Java1057.82105 votes, 7.82%
MFC29722.13297 votes, 22.13%
Qt705.2270 votes, 5.22%
Silverlight1047.75104 votes, 7.75%
VB61098.12109 votes, 8.12%
Win3229421.91294 votes, 21.91%
Windows Forms75256.04752 votes, 56.04%
WPF36126.90361 votes, 26.90%
Other755.5975 votes, 5.59%
I don't develop desktop applications705.2270 votes, 5.22%
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

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GeneralRe: Mr. Crafton's VCF PinmemberJim Crafton26-Jan-11 10:46 
GeneralRe: Mr. Crafton's VCF PinmemberSteve Echols26-Jan-11 11:03 
GeneralJava Pinmembered welch24-Jan-11 11:40 
GeneralWhy Silverlight? PinmvpPete O'Hanlon24-Jan-11 9:51 
GeneralRe: Why Silverlight? PinmemberMycroft Holmes24-Jan-11 19:23 
GeneralRe: Why Silverlight? PinmvpPete O'Hanlon25-Jan-11 0:02 
GeneralRe: Why Silverlight? PinmemberMycroft Holmes25-Jan-11 16:21 
GeneralRe: Why Silverlight? PinmvpJosh Smith26-Jan-11 7:27 
Microsoft has recently been promoting Silverlight out-of-browser as the recommended way to write desktop apps, instead of WPF. I suppose in a few years they'll be telling us that desktop apps should be HTML5 out-of-browser. That will be like nailing your testicles to your lower lip.
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GeneralRe: Why Silverlight? PinmvpPete O'Hanlon26-Jan-11 23:22 
GeneralLooks like MAX people are still using Win Forms and MFC... PinmvpKunal_Chowdhury24-Jan-11 7:56 
GeneralQt since 2008 [modified] PinmemberJohn M. Drescher24-Jan-11 3:10 
GeneralWin32 + ATL + WTL PinmemberNemanja Trifunovic24-Jan-11 2:04 
GeneralRe: Win32 + ATL + WTL PinmemberAnna-Jayne Metcalfe25-Jan-11 2:09 
GeneralWeb Applications (PHP) PinadminChris Maunder24-Jan-11 1:46 
GeneralRe: Web Applications (PHP) Pinmember d@nish 24-Jan-11 2:42 
GeneralRe: Web Applications (PHP) PinmvpOriginalGriff24-Jan-11 2:42 
JokeRe: Web Applications (PHP) PinmemberYusuf24-Jan-11 11:04 
GeneralRe: Web Applications (PHP) PinmemberMladen Jankovic25-Jan-11 12:31 
GeneralRe: Web Applications (PHP) PinmvpSandeep Mewara26-Jan-11 8:31 
GeneralWPF PinmemberRugbyLeague24-Jan-11 0:52 
GeneralWin32 PinmvpHenry Minute24-Jan-11 0:47 
GeneralNot developing desktop application PinmemberThat's Aragon23-Jan-11 18:09 
GeneralRe: Not developing desktop application PinmemberDaveAuld23-Jan-11 20:16 
GeneralRe: Not developing desktop application PinmemberThat's Aragon23-Jan-11 23:31 
GeneralRe: Not developing desktop application PinmemberThat's Aragon24-Jan-11 3:36 

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