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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


In this chapter, we had a thorough look at the data validation options that the .NET Framework offers us, primarily concentrating on a variety of ways to implement the two available validation interfaces. We investigated the use of the data annotation validation attributes, explored providing custom error templates and aggregated our new found knowledge with that from the previous chapter to build up a visually pleasing validation example.

In the next chapter, we'll look a number of ways that we can provide users of our applications with a great user experience, from asynchronous programming to feedback mechanisms. We will also examine how to make use of application settings to provide user preferences and examine a variety of ways of supplying in-application help to the application users. We will end with a further look into additional ways of improving the user experience for the end users.