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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

Providing user feedback

One essential facet of a great application is keeping the end users up to date with what's going on in the application. If they click on a function button, they should be informed as to the progress and/or the status of the operation. Without adequate feedback, the user can be left wondering whether a particular operation worked and may attempt to run it several times, possibly causing errors.

It is therefore essential to implement a feedback system into our application framework. So far in this book, we've seen the name of the FeedbackManager class in a few places, although we've seen very little implementation. Let's now see how we can implement a working feedback system in our application framework, starting with the Feedback class that holds the individual feedback messages:

using System; 
using System.ComponentModel; 
using CompanyName.ApplicationName.DataModels.Enums; 
using CompanyName.ApplicationName.DataModels.Interfaces;  
using CompanyName...