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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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Providing services

The job of the base classes and interfaces in our application framework are to encapsulate functionality that is commonly used by our View Models and Data Models. When the required functionality is more complex, or when it involves particular resources, or external connections, we implement it in separate service, or manager classes. For the remainder of this book, we will refer to these as manager classes. In larger applications, these are typically provided in a separate project.

Encapsulating them in a separate project enables us to reuse the functionality from these classes in our other applications. Which classes we use in this project will depend on the requirements of the application that we're building, but it will often include classes that provide the ability to send e-mails, to access the end user's hard drive, to export data in various formats, or to manage global application state for example.

We will investigate a number of these classes in this book, so that...