Welcome to patterns & practices Smart Client Guidance Community site.
The Smart Client Software Factory is a guidance offering that provides comprehensive architecture guidance to help customers build
Composite Smart Clients
using the Microsoft platform (Win Forms, WPF, etc). An SCSF solution is composed of a number of discrete, independent, yet functional assemblies and components. These
pieces are dynamically loaded and integrated together at runtime within a shell to form a fully coherent application.
provides recommendations on how to quickly use the guidance available in this factory.
Where to go next?
|Read about the April 2008 release of the factory
||SCSF MSDN Landing page
|View recent announcements for the Smart Client program
|See a list of resources for getting started with SCSF
|Explore our compilation of tips, tricks and guidance from the Smart Client team and the community
||SCSF Knowledge Base
|Read blog postings from the team
|If you want to develop applications targeting mobile devices with VS2005, .NET2.0 and WM5.0, read about the Mobile Client Software Factory July 2006 release
||MCSF MSDN Landing page
|If you want to develop applications targeting mobile devices with VS2008, .NET3.5 and WM6.1, read about the patterns & practices: Mobile Application Blocks
||patterns & practices: Mobile Application Blocks
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