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

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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...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735619579
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 9/13/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 1024
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Petzold has been writing about programming for Windows-based operating systems for 24 years. A Microsoft MVP for Client Application Development and a Windows Pioneer Award winner, Petzold is author of the classic Programming Windows, currently in its fifth edition and one of the best-known programming books of all time; the widely acclaimed Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software; and more than a dozen other books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Your Background; This Book; Windows and Programming; System Requirements; Prerelease Software; Code Samples; Support for This Book; Questions and Comments; Author’s Web Site; Special Thanks; Part I: Code; Chapter 1: The Application and the Window; Chapter 2: Basic Brushes; Chapter 3: The Concept of Content; Chapter 4: Buttons and Other Controls; Chapter 5: Stack and Wrap; Chapter 6: The Dock and the Grid; Chapter 7: Canvas; Chapter 8: Dependency Properties; Chapter 9: Routed Input Events; Chapter 10: Custom Elements; Chapter 11: Single-Child Elements; Chapter 12: Custom Panels; Chapter 13: ListBox Selection; Chapter 14: The Menu Hierarchy; Chapter 15: Toolbars and Status Bars; Chapter 16: TreeView and ListView; Chapter 17: Printing and Dialog Boxes; Chapter 18: The Notepad Clone; Part II: Markup; Chapter 19: XAML (Rhymes with Camel); Chapter 20: Properties and Attributes; Chapter 21: Resources; Chapter 22: Windows, Pages, and Navigation; Chapter 23: Data Binding; Chapter 24: Styles; Chapter 25: Templates; Chapter 26: Data Entry, Data Views; Chapter 27: Graphical Shapes; Chapter 28: Geometries and Paths; Chapter 29: Graphics Transforms; Chapter 30: Animation; Chapter 31: Bitmaps, Brushes, and Drawings; About the Author; Inside Front Cover; Resources for Developers; Additional Resources for Developers; Inside Back Cover; Resources for Developers; More Great Developer Resources;

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