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Pro WPF 4.5 in VB

Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 4.5

By Matthew MacDonald

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This book shows you how Windows Presentation Foundation really works. It provides you with the no-nonsense, practical advice that you need in order to build high-quality WPF applications quickly and easily.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4683-1
  • 1104 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: December 9, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $54.99
  • eBook Price: $38.99
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Microsoft's Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides you with a development framework for building high-quality user experiences for the Windows operating system. It blends together rich content from a wide range of sources and allows you unparalleled access to the processing power of your Windows computer.

Pro WPF 4.5 in VB provides a thorough, authoritative guide to how WPF really works. Packed with no-nonsense examples and practical advice you'll learn everything you need to know in order to use WPF in a professional setting. The book begins by building a firm foundation of elementary concepts, using your existing VB skills as a frame of reference, before moving on to discuss advanced concepts and demonstrate them in a hands-on way that emphasizes the time and effort savings that can be gained.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the fundamentals of WPF programming from XAML to controls and data flow.
  • Develop realistic application scenarios to see navigation, localization and deployment in action.
  • Explore the advanced user interface controls that WPF provides.
  • Learn to manage documents from within WPF: Text layout, printing, and document packaging are all covered.
  • Use graphics and multimedia to add punch to your applications.

Who this book is for

This book is designed for developers encountering WPF for the first time in their professional lives. A working knowledge of Visual Basic and the basic architecture of .NET is helpful to follow the examples easily, but all concepts will be explained from the ground up.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing WPF
  2. XAML
  3. Layout
  4. Dependency Properties
  5. Routed Events
  6. Controls
  7. The Application
  8. Element Binding
  9. Commands
  10. Resources
  11. Styles and Behaviors
  12. Shapes, Brushes, and Transforms
  13. Geometries and Drawings
  14. Effects and Visuals
  15. Animation Basics
  16. Advanced Animation
  17. Control Templates
  18. Custom Elements
  19. Data Binding
  20. Formatting
  21. Bound Data
  22. Data Views
  23. Lists, Trees, and Grids
  24. Windows Pages and Navigation
  25. Menus, Toolbars, and Ribbons
  26. Sound and Video
  27. 3-D Drawing
  28. Documents
  29. Printing
  30. Interacting with Windows Forms
  31. Multithreading
  32. The Add-in Model
  33. ClickOnce Deployment
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The errata is on the source code. When I try to execute any of the examples of the Chapter 29 (Printing), the system give me an error. This error pops-up in the nine examples of the chapter. I tried the examples of the other cahpters and all ran properly.