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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
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We've covered a lot of important information in this chapter, from examining the binding path syntax mini-language to exploring a number of different binding scenarios. We've investigated the plethora of options that we're afforded when declaring our own Dependency Properties and looked into the creation of Attached Properties, using some interesting examples. Finally, we examined the finer details of data templating and explored a number of ways of data binding to enumerations.

In the next chapter, we'll have an in-depth look at the various UI elements in the WPF Framework and their most relevant properties. We'll investigate when to customize them and when we need to create our own controls. We'll then explore the various ways of modifying existing controls in WPF and finally, take a detailed look at how to create our own custom controls.