Illustrated WPF

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Apress, Dec 10, 2009 - Computers - 550 pages

Windows Presentation Foundation is Microsoft’s API for creating Windows applications. It gives the programmer the ability to produce dazzling, graphics–rich programs easily without having to delve into the messy details of the graphics subsystem.

To use this power, however, the programmer must learn new concepts for laying out pages and displaying graphics. Illustrated WPF presents these concepts clearly and visually—making them easier to understand and retain.

What you’ll learn The important concepts underlying programming in WPF, including the visual tree, the logical tree, dependency properties, and routed events. The XAML markup language and how it is used to create and initialize objects in WPF. You’ll also learn how XAML and C# code work together to producing stunning programs. How to lay out screens and graphics using WPF’s various panel types, and how to achieve a consistent visual appearance throughout a program, using resources, styles, and templates. How to bind visual elements to data sources. How to perform graphics transformations to produce eye–catching displays, and how to use animation to produce pages that are alive with action. How to use the WPF document types for text layout and navigation. Who this book is for

This book is for C# programmers wanting to learn to program Microsoft’s method of building stunning Windows programs—Windows Presentation Foundation. They could be web programmers familiar with ASP.NET or programmers coming from Windows Forms. This book is designed for those who want a concise, but thorough visual presentation of the platform. It is not for those who want a long, leisurely, verbose explanation of the platform.

Table of Contents Introduction To Windows Presentation Foundation Overview Of WPF Programming WPF Architecture And Applications XAML Layout Content And Controls Dependency Properties Data Binding Routing Events And Commands Other Controls And Elements Resources Styles Control Templates Page Navigation Programs More Data Binding Trees, Tabs, And Other Controls Text And Documents Graphics In WPF Animation Audio And Video
 

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Contents

C H A P T E R 1 Introduction to WindowsPresentation Foundation
1
C H A P T E R 2 Overview of WPF Programming
17
C H A P T E R 3 WPF Architecture and Applications
39
C H A P T E R 4 XAML
71
C H A P T E R 5 Layout
101
C H A P T E R 6 Content and Controls
141
C H A P T E R 7 Dependency Properties
171
C H A P T E R 8 Data Binding
195
C H A P T E R 12 Styles
287
C H A P T E R 13 Control Templates
301
C H A P T E R 14 Page Navigation Programs
313
C H A P T E R 15 More Data Binding
337
C H A P T E R 16 Trees Tabs and Other Controls
359
C H A P T E R 17 Text and Documents
389
C H A P T E R 18 Graphics in WPF
411
C H A P T E R 19 Animation
453

C H A P T E R 9 Routing Events and Commands
221
C H A P T E R 10 Other Controls and Elements
245
C H A P T E R 11 Resources
267
C H A P T E R 20 Audio and Video
479
Index
495
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Daniel Solis is a contract software engineer who has worked for a number of high-profile clients, including Microsoft Consulting Services, IBM, Lockheed Martin, and PeopleSoft. He has been programming and teaching object-oriented languages and development methods throughout the U.S. and Europe since the early days of C++. It was while teaching numerous seminars on various programming languages that he realized the immense power of diagrams in explaining programming language concepts.

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