Item controls and DataTemplate Performance

We can probably do better than just using VirtualizeStackPanel for custom datatemplate in our  item controls for performance improvement. Well yeah, I don’t really know what’s going on behind the scene in how WPF manages and renders each item in item control and with all the fancy style, and data templates. I do know that there is this awesome program called Snoop that can walk the visual tree and tell you what actually being created and what not.

Anyways, I saw this post on Josh Smith’s blog about Charles Petzold post in analyzing datatemplate performance and how to write more efficient item controls and datatemplates. very very nice!

Charles Petzold’s Writing More Efficient ItemsControls in March 2009 MSDN Magazine

/rant where is my march 2009 MSDN magazine?  i still didn’t receive it /rant

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