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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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Chapter 11. Deploying Your Masterpiece Application

So, we've designed and constructed our application framework, resources and managers, added our Models, Views, and View Models and after completing the development of our application, now it's time for deployment. In this chapter, we'll be looking at an overview of the three main methods of deploying WPF applications.

We'll start by investigating the original Windows Setup Project method, move on to discover the newer InstallShield Limited Edition Project method and then progress to examine the preferred ClickOnce technology.