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Mastering Windows Presentation Foundation

By : Sheridan Yuen
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Mastering Windows Presentation Foundation

By: Sheridan Yuen

Overview of this book

Windows Presentation Foundation is rich in possibilities when it comes to delivering an excellent user experience. This book will show you how to build professional-grade applications that look great and work smoothly. We start by providing you with a foundation of knowledge to improve your workflow – this includes teaching you how to build the base layer of the application, which will support all that comes after it. We’ll also cover the useful details of data binding. Next, we cover the user interface and show you how to get the most out of the built-in and custom WPF controls. The final section of the book demonstrates ways to polish your applications, from adding practical animations and data validation to improving application performance. The book ends with a tutorial on how to deploy your applications and outlines potential ways to apply your new-found knowledge so you can put it to use right away.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Mastering Windows Presentation Foundation
About the Author
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Data binding

There are also a number of performance improvements that we can make when data binding in our applications. The simplest of which can be obtained by simply setting the Binding.Mode property correctly. In order to make data binding possible, the Framework attaches handlers to listen out for changes to our data bound properties.

For two-way bindings, event handlers will be attached to the PropertyChanged event of the INotifyPropertyChanged interface to listen to changes in our data model objects or View Models and to various other XxxChanged events in the relevant binding target controls to listen to UI-based property changes.

When we only require one way bindings, we can save some computing resources by setting the Mode property of the Binding class to the appropriate member of the BindingMode enumeration. If you remember, when a data bound property is for display purposes only, we should set its Mode property to OneWay and when we have no need to update an editable field from...