Pro WPF 4.5 in C#: Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 4.5, Fourth Edition

  • 19h 52m
  • Matthew MacDonald
  • Apress
  • 2012

Microsoft's Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides you with a development framework for building high-quality user experiences for the Windows operating system. It blends together rich content from a wide range of sources and allows you unparalleled access to the processing power of your Windows computer.

Pro WPF 4.5 provides a thorough, authoritative guide to how WPF really works. Packed with no-nonsense examples and practical advice you'll learn everything you need to know in order to use WPF in a professional setting. The book begins by building a firm foundation of elementary concepts, using your existing C# skills as a frame of reference, before moving on to discuss advanced concepts and demonstrate them in a hands-on way that emphasizes the time and effort savings that can be gained.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the fundamentals of WPF programming from XAML to controls and data flow.
  • Develop realistic application scenarios to see navigation, localization and deployment in action.
  • Explore the advanced user interface controls that WPF provides.
  • Learn to manage documents from within WPF: Text layout, printing, and document packaging are all covered.
  • Use graphics and multimedia to add punch to your applications

About the Author

Matthew MacDonald is an author, educator, and MCSD developer who has a passion for emerging technologies. He is a regular writer for developer journals such as Inside Visual Basic, ASPToday, and Hardcore Visual Studio .NET, and he's the author of several books about programming with .NET, including User Interfaces in VB .NET: Windows Forms and Custom Controls, The Book of VB .NET, and .NET Distributed Applications. In a dimly- remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics.

In this Book

  • 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