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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

Chapter 12. What Next?

In this book, we discovered the MVVM architectural pattern and explored the process of developing a WPF application, while taking advantage of this pattern's Separation of Concerns and adhering to its principals. We investigated a number of different ways of communicating between the various application layers and structuring our code base.

Importantly, we considered a variety of ways of debugging our WPF applications and tracking down our coding problems. In particular, we revealed some tips and tricks to help us to identify the causes of our data binding errors. In addition, we also learnt how viewing trace information can help us to detect problems, even after our applications have been deployed.

We moved on to investigate the benefit of utilizing an application framework and began designing and developing our own. We structured it in a way that did not tie our framework to any particular feature or technology and experimented with a variety of ways to encapsulate...