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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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We've now investigated the benefit of having an application framework and started constructing our own. We've discovered a variety of different ways to encapsulate our required functionality into our framework and know which situations to use each in. After exploring a number of manager classes, we have also begun to expose functionality from external sources, but without being tied to them.

We've managed to maintain and improve the Separation of Concerns that our application requires and should now be able to detach the various application components and run them independently of each other. We are also able to provide our View designers with mock data at design-time, while maintaining loose coupling at runtime.

In the next chapter, we will thoroughly examine the essential topic of data binding, one of the very few requirements of the MVVM pattern. We'll comprehensively cover the wide variety of binding syntax, both long and short hand notation, discover why bindings fail to work...