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HMI with C# and WPF part 2: Navigation with PRISM

This article is part of a series that explains how to write an HMI with C# and WPF. Part 1: getting started with MVVM and plc driver Part 2: this article Navigation in WPF is one of the most complicated topics, because it can be implemented in many different ways, ...

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WPF touch-friendly controls for resistive touch-screen

While it’s fairly common, when working in automation field, to make software that runs on resistive touch-screens, I admit that it’s not a trivial task to make a good user experience, especially with a desktop technology like WPF and C#. In this article I posted some of the problems that ...

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Writing your first HMI project in C# – WPF

UPDATE 08/03/2017: I see that this article is quite popular, however it takes a simple approach to get you started, by using timers and other shortcomings. If you want to build your HMI with WPF and MVVM you can check also my new series HMI with C# and WPF. In ...

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Standard colors on HMI

The lack of a standard on what colors to use on HMI screens is a serious problem, because the most of HMI graphic pages depended on the personal taste of the engineer that realized it. It’s not the first time that i see purple buttons, blue leds and green backgrounds. ...

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Create a multi-page application with WPF (HMI-like)

This article explains a very simple and straightforward approach to create a multi-page navigation with WPF. If you need to use dependency injection and DI containers, check this article on WPF navigation. When working in automation, you often use HMI devices that allow you to draw graphics pages and navigate ...

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