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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
Customer Feedback

Amalgamating validation and visuals

Let's now utilize some of the techniques that we discussed in the previous chapter to design a visually appealing user interface that highlights validation errors in a novel way, using our glowing example. We'll first need to add some more resources to use in this example. Let's start by adding two further glow brush resources to the GreenGlow brush resource from the previous chapter:

<RadialGradientBrush x:Key="BlueGlow" Center="0.5,0.848"  
  GradientOrigin="0.5,0.818" RadiusX="-1.424" RadiusY="-0.622"  
  RelativeTransform="{StaticResource GlowTransformGroup}"> 
  <GradientStop Color="#CF01C7FF" Offset="0.168" /> 
  <GradientStop Color="#4B01C7FF" Offset="0.478" /> 
  <GradientStop Color="#1101C7FF" Offset="1" /> 
<RadialGradientBrush x:Key="RedGlow" Center="0.5,0.848"  
  GradientOrigin="0.5,0.818" RadiusX="-1.424" RadiusY="-0.622"