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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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In this chapter, we've investigated the variety of animation possibilities that WPF provides us with, primarily focusing on XAML and the more usable options. We've discovered the finer details of timelines and also explored how we can incorporate animation into our application framework, so that its users can easily leverage the power of animations without having to know anything about them.

In the next chapter, we will look at a number of ways that we can improve the overall look and feel of our applications, from providing consistent application styles and icons to examining a number of techniques for creating rich graphics.