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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
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback


In this chapter, we explored a number of options that we can use to increase the performance of our WPF applications. As we have now seen, this is more a case of making a large number of little changes to gain an overall noticeable performance benefit.

We saw that we can utilize the graphics rendering power of our computer's graphics card and declare our resources more efficiently. We investigated ways to improve our application's performance using lighter weight UI controls and more efficient methods of rendering drawings, images and text. We continued and also found how to data bind, display large objects and collections and handle events with improved performance.

In the next chapter, we will investigate the final requirement for all professional applications - deployment. In it, we will first cover the older method, using the Windows Installer software and then progress to investigate the more common and up-to-date method, using ClickOnce functionality.