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


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author   Charles Petzold  /   released on   Aug 16, 2006
Tags:   wpf , xaml , charles-petzold
Categories:   Advanced Topics , XAML

 Learn how to create next-generation client interfaces with Windows legend Charles Petzold.

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

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Sample Chapters:

  • Chapter 3: The Concept of Content
  • Chapter 14: The Menu Hierarchy