Illustrated WPF

By Daniel Solis

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Windows Presentation Foundation gives the programmer the ability to produce dazzling, graphics-rich programs easily. 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.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1910-1
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publication Date: December 9, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $44.99
  • eBook Price: $31.99
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Full Description

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

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction To Windows Presentation Foundation
  2. Overview Of WPF Programming
  3. WPF Architecture And Applications
  4. XAML
  5. Layout
  6. Content And Controls
  7. Dependency Properties
  8. Data Binding
  9. Routing Events And Commands
  10. Other Controls And Elements
  11. Resources
  12. Styles
  13. Control Templates
  14. Page Navigation Programs
  15. More Data Binding
  16. Trees, Tabs, And Other Controls
  17. Text And Documents
  18. Graphics In WPF
  19. Animation
  20. Audio And Video
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