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If you're going to post a long rant, first locate the "Enter" or "Return" key on your keyboard! Putting everything in one long paragraph makes it much less likely that anyone will read it.

icestatue wrote:
I understand the basic Ideology of MVVM for applications but WPF is terrible at delivering this.

WPF is excellent at MVVM[^]. To the point that MVVM didn't exist before WPF, because it depends on features that are only available in WPF.

icestatue wrote:
It used to be a simple task to wire up a simple combo box to display a list of options but with WPF its not so simple.

It's incredibly simple - if you've embraced MVVM.
XML
<ComboBox
    ItemsSource="{Binding Path=SomeListOfItems, Mode=OneWay}"
    SelectedValue="{Binding Path=TheSelectedItem, ValidatesOnDataErrors=True, ValidatesOnExceptions=True}"
/>


icestatue wrote:
Even researching online I never see a clear example ...

Step by Step WPF Data Binding with Comboboxes[^]
(OK, it's not a Microsoft article, but documentation has never been Microsoft's strong point!)

icestatue wrote:
The entire platform is not obvious and the learning curve is too steep.

Every platform is "not obvious" when you're just starting out. Giving up an announcing that the whole platform is sh*t just because you haven't mastered it yet isn't the best way to learn!

icestatue wrote:
Additionally, it seems that performance of these applications is terrible and buggy.

That was the case 10 years ago, when WPF was introduced. Microsoft have made significant improvements since then.



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