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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
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Utilizing the Output window

When we've made changes to our XAML, but don't see what we are expecting to see in the UI, the first place to look for errors is in the Output window of Visual Studio. If this window is not already visible, then you can display it by selecting the Output option from the View menu or by pressing Ctrl + W and then O .

However, if you have a binding error, but don't see any reference to it in the Output window, it could be because your Visual Studio is not currently set up to output debug information to it. You can turn this functionality on in the Visual Studio Options dialog window.


Navigate to Tools | Options | Debugging | Output Window | General Output Settings.

The General Output Settings section has several options that you can turn on and off. The most important ones are All debug output and Exception Messages, but it is generally good practice to leave them all set to On. When set, binding errors will be displayed in the Output window in the following...