WPF Control Development Unleashed: Building Advanced User Experiences

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The definitive guide to professional-quality WPF programming for all experienced .NET developers

  • Teaches advanced WPF development through robust, real-world examples - not simple "Hello World" snippets
  • Reveals how to "think in WPF," implement WPF design patterns, and use WPF features more creatively and innovatively
  • Includes advanced coverage and code for implementing ...
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Overview

The definitive guide to professional-quality WPF programming for all experienced .NET developers

  • Teaches advanced WPF development through robust, real-world examples - not simple "Hello World" snippets
  • Reveals how to "think in WPF," implement WPF design patterns, and use WPF features more creatively and innovatively
  • Includes advanced coverage and code for implementing sophisticated interactivity, 3D, animations, and effects - all in full color

This book is designed to guide developers towards a clear, robust, and practical understanding of WPF, its underpinnings, its overall architecture, and its design philosophy. It will give developers everything they need to build professional-quality WPF applications, from design patterns to robust code samples. Drawing on their close ties with Microsoft's WPF development team, the authors guide programmers in choosing the right WPF features, using them as creatively and effectively as possible, and even leveraging advanced techniques for delivering 3D, animations, and effects. The authors begin by explaining how to "think in WPF", and present powerful new techniques for everything from handling 3D layouts to creating game-like physics effects. Along the way, they offer in-depth coverage of data binding, building interactivity, and control development- three of WPF's most challenging concepts. The book is four-color, so all code examples appear as they do in Visual Studio itself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672330339
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Series: Unleashed Series
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 965,755
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Pavan Podila, Research Developer at NYC's Liquidnet Holdings, has worked extensively with many leading UI technologies, including WPF/Silverlight, Flash/Flex, and DHTML. His primary interests include 2D/3D Graphics, Data Visualization, UI architecture and computational art. He created FluidKit, a WPF library of controls, frameworks, and tools. Kevin Hoffman, Research Developer at Liquidnet Holdings, has worked with .NET since before Visual Studio .NET was first released in 2001. He has authored, co-authored, or contributed to 14 books on .NET programming topics, and is primary developer of CLINQ: open source software that enables LINQ queries to remain connected over streaming data sources.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Thinking in WPF
1. The WPF Design Philosophy
2. The Basics: Terminology and Core Features
3. Getting Started Writing Custom Controls
4. In Depth: ControlTemplates and DataTemplates
5. The Power of Attached Properties

Part II: Adding Complex features
6. Utilizing IScrollInfo
7. Virtualization
8. Creating Dramatic and Advanced Visual Effects

Part III: Building Interactivity, 3D, Animations
9. 3D Elements in 2D - ElementFlow, Interactivity
10. Manipulating Mesh Geometries via Custom Animation Classes: Genie Effect
11. Particle Effects in a Storyboard - Custom Animations

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