Application Integration Framework (AIF) Overview
The integration of applications into CCF is managed by the Application Integration Framework (AIF). AIF is a software framework that facilitates information consolidation, interaction, and communication between applications and processes running on the client. It is built on the Pattern & Practices Composite UI Application Block (CAB). The CAB and related documentation are available on MSDN. Go to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa480450.aspx. AIF uses the CAB utilities and services for messaging, visual containment, application loading, state management, and so on.