Pro WPF in VB 2010: Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 4

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Microsoft’s Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides the foundation for building applications and high-quality user experiences for the Windows operating system. It blends the application user interface, documents, and media content, while exploiting the full power of your computer’s operating system.

Its functionality extends to the support for tablet PCs and other forms of input device, and provides a more modern imaging and printing pipeline, accessibility anduser ...

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Overview

Microsoft’s Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides the foundation for building applications and high-quality user experiences for the Windows operating system. It blends the application user interface, documents, and media content, while exploiting the full power of your computer’s operating system.

Its functionality extends to the support for tablet PCs and other forms of input device, and provides a more modern imaging and printing pipeline, accessibility anduser interfaceautomation infrastructure, data-drivenuser interfaceand visualization, and integration points for weaving the application experience into the Windows shell.

This book shows you how WPF 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. Having built a firm foundation, it goes on to explore more advanced aspects of WPF and how they relate to the others elements of the .NET 4.0 platform and associated technologies such as Silverlight.

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

This book is designed for developers encountering WPF for the first time in their professional lives. A working knowledge of Visual Basic (VB) 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 Bound Data
  21. Data Views
  22. Lists, Trees, and Grids
  23. Windows
  24. 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430272403
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 5/3/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1216
  • Sales rank: 885,145
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.70 (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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