Pro WPF 4.5 in C#: Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 4.5
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Pro WPF 4.5 in C#: Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 4.5

by Matthew MacDonald
     
 

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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 C# provides a thorough,

Overview

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 C# 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 C# 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 C# 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

  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


Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

From the reviews of the fourth edition:

“The book really starts from the very beginning of WPF and explains the general ideas in an understanding way. … every chapter can be read independently and the book can be used as a source of quick advice. Furthermore, the examples of the book are really written in a nice way … .” (Vitosh Kolev Doynov, Amzon.com, February, 2014)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430243656
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Edition description:
4th ed. 2012
Pages:
1112
Sales rank:
1,294,912
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.30(d)

Meet the Author

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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