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The manual had a lot of screen shots. It was not that difficult to read the code for the control and duplicate it in a WPF. I feel that doing it in a Window Forms would have been harder. I developed a new appreciation for XAML.

The code behind was the usual problem of converting basic to C#. The biggest problem was the program was flat. Without the Object Oriented guides there were a lot of references between windows. All parameters are basically global. Kind of like spaghetti(luckily there are no goto statements any where). I tried some binding in the beginning but with so many I gave up.

I figured out how to do a flat WPF. Having all window open and using Show/Hide. I set up a static class call "g" for global an put a lot of parameters in it. That exercise in itself was interesting and I was thinking of writing it up. Not recommended, just interesting.

Thinking of binding, I realized it is kind of like the new spaghetti.

Someone ask why convert. In the medical industry validation is just part of cost and will be added in eventually. The machine did a destructive test so it only had to do a few each month. Even being run very little eventually the Windows 95 computer is starting to die. The goal is to get the new program to look and run as closely to the old one as possible. This will minimize the cost of paper work to validate the replacement. I call this job security.
So many years of programming I have forgotten more languages than I know.

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