Wikipedia Explorer, WPF and ClickOnce

Wikipedia Explorer is a free Wikipedia search tool. By itself that’s not very interesting. However, I mention it for 3 reasons. Firstly it has an innovative user interface. Select the 3DExplorer tab, enter your search criteria into the search box and click on the Search button to search Wikipedia. Your results are not displayed in the standard dull, dull, dull list but rather in an animated collection of bobbing results.

Now grab hold of any part of the results with the mouse, drag and the list rotates. I’m not convinced that this is necessarily the best UI experience but it is certainly very interesting and innovative.

The other two points of interest in this application are that it is a WPF app and it is deployed using ClickOnce. An excellent demonstration of both technologies. Good job.

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Posted by: Guy Smith-Ferrier
Posted on: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 9:15 PM
Categories: Miscellaneous - Technical
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