Pro WPF in C# 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation with .NET 3.5

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Apress, Mar 6, 2008 - Computers - 1040 pages
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The Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation provides the foundation for building applications and high–quality user experiences in Windows Vista. WPF blends application user interface, documents, and media content to provide richer control, design, and development of the visual aspects of Windows programs.

Author Matthew MacDonald shows you how WPF really works. His no–nonsense, practical advice will get you building high–quality WPF applications quickly and easily. MacDonald will take you through a thorough investigation of the more advanced aspects of WPF, and its relation to other elements of the WinFX stack and the .NET Framework 3.5, to complete your understanding of WPF and C# 2008.

WPF's functionality extends to support for tablet PCs and other forms of input devices, and provides a more modern imaging and printing pipeline, accessibility and user interface automation infrastructure, data–driven user interface and visualization, as well as the integration points for weaving the application experience into the Windows shell.

What you’ll learn
  • WPF basics: XAML, layout, control essentials, and data flow
  • WPF applications: Navigation, commands, localization, and deployment
  • Advanced controls: Custom controls, menus, toolbars, and trees
  • WPF documents: Text layout, printing, and document packaging
  • Graphics and multimedia: Drawing shapes, sound and video, animation, geometric transformations, and imaging
Who this book is for

Developers encountering WPF and .NET 3.5 for the first time in their professional lives.

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Review: Pro WPF in C# 2010: Windows Presentation Foundation in .Net 4

User Review  - Mohammad Shaker - Goodreads

A good book. It has some weaknesses though as it augments some of the "code-behind" sections that could become in handy sometimes for real-time object creation\destruction if someone doesn't want to use the MVVM model. Read full review

Review: Pro WPF in C# 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation with .NET 3.5

User Review  - Imran Shaik - Goodreads

This is/was one of the core WPF guide for me for almost 18 months, beautifully explains advanced WPF concepts that are really hard to explain, (and with comparison to other WPF Books who end up mixing ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Matthew MacDonald is an author,educator, and MCSD developer who has a passion for emerging technologies. He isthe author of more than a dozen books about .NET programming. In a dimly-remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics.

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