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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 different ways to deploy our WPF applications. We looked over the older Setup Project type and the InstallShield Limited Edition Project type, but focused primarily on the newer ClickOnce technology. We investigated how ClickOnce deployments are made and how we can safely store and access data in isolated storage. We ended by looking at a number of ways to access the various application versions available to us in .NET.

In the final chapter, we'll take a look at a summary of what has been covered throughout this book and investigate what you can do next to continue this journey. We'll suggest a few possible ways that you could extend our application framework further and what you can do to advance your application development further in general.