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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 it provides a more modern imaging and printing pipeline, accessibility and UI automation infrastructure, data-driven user interfaces and 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. After giving you a firm foundation, it goes on to explore the more advance 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 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 Introducing WPF XAML Layout Dependency Properties Routed Events Controls The Application Element Binding Commands Resources Styles and Behaviors Shapes, Brushes, and Transforms Geometries and Drawings Effects and Visuals Animation Basics Advanced Animation Control Templates Custom Elements Data Binding Formatting Bound Data Data Views Lists, Trees, and Grids Windows Pages and Navigation Menus, Toolbars, and Ribbons Sound and Video 3-D Drawing Documents Printing Interacting with Windows Forms Multithreading The Add-in Model ClickOnce Deployment
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