Book Image

Mastering Windows Presentation Foundation

By : Sheridan Yuen
Book Image

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've investigated the best ways to track down our coding problems. We've looked at the various debug tracing outputs that we have access to and even discovered how to output our own custom trace information. We discovered that the exceptions that are thrown in WPF often hide their useful information in their InnerException properties. Finally, we found out a number of tips and tricks to use when trying to find errors with our data bound values.

The next chapter delves deeply into the subject of application frameworks and we get started on constructing our own. We find out about the benefit of base classes and discover alternative ways to implement our framework functionality. The chapter will finish off by investigating a variety of techniques to ensure that our applications maintain the essential Separation of Concerns that MVVM provides.