Applications = Code + Markup: A Guide to the Microsoft® Windows® Presentation Foundation: A Guide to the Microsoft® Windows® Presentation Foundation

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Microsoft Press, Nov 30, 2009 - Computers - 1024 pages

Get the definitive guide to the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), the new client programming interface for the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 and Windows Vista. Award-winning author Charles Petzold teaches you how to combine C# code and the Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) to develop applications for the WPF. You’ll get expert guidance and hundreds of practical, hands-on examples—giving you the skills you need to exploit the new interface and graphics capabilities for Windows Vista.

Discover how to:

  • Create and enhance controls including menus, toolbars, tree views, and list views
  • Use dynamic layout to automate the positioning of controls and graphics
  • Work with dependency properties and routed input events
  • Use XAML resources, styles, and templates to alter the appearance of your UI
  • Use data binding techniques in XAML to help simplify and streamline your applications
  • Create and publish XAML Browser Applications
  • Develop visually-stunning UIs with interactive graphics, media, and animation

PLUS—Get code samples on the Web

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About the author (2009)

Charles Petzold wrote the classic Programming Windows(R), which is currently in its fifth edition and one of the best-known and widely used programming books of all time. He was honored in 1994 with the Windows Pioneer Award, presented by Microsoft(R) founder Bill Gates and Windows Magazine. He has been programming with Windows since first obtaining a beta Windows 1.0 SDK in the spring of 1985, and he wrote the very first magazine article on Windows programming in 1986. Charles is an MVP for Client Application Development and the author of several other books including Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software.

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