Applied WPF 4 in Context

  • 5h 20m
  • Raffaele Garofalo
  • Apress
  • 2011

Applied WPF 4 in Context sets the standard for leveraging the latest Windows user interface technology in your business applications.

Using this book, you'll learn how to implement world-class Windows Professional Foundation (WPF) solutions in a real-world line of business applications, developing the code from the ground up, and understand how to apply best development practices and related .NET products and technologies to your solutions. You will cover designing and developing the application, testing and debugging, data access, reporting, and applying styles and themes to enhance the look of the user interface—all using WPF in a very practical, eminently useful context. you'll create asynchronous and parallel code, and learn how to distribute the application's components using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). you'll also apply the Model-View-ViewModel pattern, again in a real-world WPF application.

Elegant and functional WPF applications are easier to create than ever before with Applied WPF 4 in Context.

What you’ll learn

  • XAML (the Extensible Application Markup Language) through hands-on practice
  • How to integrate Windows Forms, DirectX, ActiveX, and other non-WPF technologies into your WPF application
  • How to integrate WPF with report writers, such as Crystal Reports and SQL Server Reporting Services
  • How to access remote services on a server from the client machine using Windows Communication Foundation

Witness the development of a real line-of-business application from the ground up, from the design and analysis phase to the development and testing phase and, finally, how to deploy the application in a production environment, all using WPF and the latest development environment.

About the Author

Raffaele Garofalo is a .NET software architect who builds Line-of-Business applications for a living. He is passionate about .NET and WPF and spends his free time writing articles and blog posts about WPF and the MVVM. He is Microsoft Certified (MCAD, MCSD, MCTS SQL and Sharepoint). He hosts on his blogs articles and blog posts about WPF and MVVM, you can visit his blog at this address:

In this Book

  • Introducing WPF and XAML
  • Sample Application: Overview and Getting Started
  • Microsoft Expression Blend
  • Creating the Views
  • Adding Controls to the Views
  • The Entity Framework
  • Data Binding
  • Command Handling and Event Routing
  • Testing with TDD
  • Reports with Microsoft Reporting Services
  • Deploy the Application Using ClickOnce
  • Design Patterns in WPF
  • WPF and Multithreading
  • Interacting with WCF