For the last couple of months I've been working on Family.Show. Family.Show is a WPF application intended as a reference sample for other developers to understand, learn from, and use in their own WPF projects. More information about the app is available on the Family.Show page at Vertigo.com. The installation, available via ClickOnce, and the full source code is also available on that page. Tim Sneath has a great post introduces and summarizes Family.Show really well.
Besides being a WPF reference sample for Developers to learn and build on, Family.Show needed to be realistic and interesting. Initial there were several ideas floating around, including DVD Library Manager, Recipe Manager, and Family Tree. I believe we, as a team, chose to build a genealogy application because we felt it was the most compelling scenario for using WPF. As a genealogy application, we wanted to make it it really usable and something that genealogy users can benefit from.
If you're curious, you can watch a five minute video of Family.Show in action presented by Vertigo's CEO, Scott Stanfield. You can also watch his full session about Family.Show at MIX07. Please feel free to run the application and download the source code. Let us know what you think.