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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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Utilizing ClickOnce functionality

ClickOnce is an application deployment technology that enables us to deploy applications that can be installed, run and updated with minimal interaction from the end user. In fact, the name ClickOnce comes from the ideal scenario, where each application could be installed with a single click.

Each ClickOnce application is deployed into its own self-contained area on the host computer, with no access to other applications, rather than in one of the standard program files folders that the other deployment technologies use. Furthermore, they only grant the exact security permissions required by the application and so, can generally also be installed by non-administrative users.

Another benefit of using ClickOnce is that it enables applications to be installed either from a web page, a network folder, or from physical media. We can also specify that applications installed using ClickOnce should check for updates at regular periods and can be easily updated by...