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Windows Presentation Foundation Development Cookbook

By : Kunal Chowdhury
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Windows Presentation Foundation Development Cookbook

By: Kunal Chowdhury

Overview of this book

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is Microsoft's development tool for building rich Windows client user experiences that incorporate UIs, media, and documents. With the updates in .NET 4.7, Visual Studio 2017, C# 7, and .NET Standard 2.0, WPF has taken giant strides and is now easier than ever for developers to use. If you want to get an in-depth view of WPF mechanics and capabilities, then this book is for you. The book begins by teaching you about the fundamentals of WPF and then quickly shows you the standard controls and the layout options. It teaches you about data bindings and how to utilize resources and the MVVM pattern to maintain a clean and reusable structure in your code. After this, you will explore the animation capabilities of WPF and see how they integrate with other mechanisms. Towards the end of the book, you will learn about WCF services and explore WPF's support for debugging and asynchronous operations. By the end of the book, you will have a deep understanding of WPF and will know how to build resilient applications.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
2
Using WPF Standard Controls
WPF Fundamentals

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Installing WPF Workload with Visual Studio 2017
  • Creating WPF applications
  • Creating and navigating from one window to another
  • Creating and navigating from one page to another
  • Creating a dialog box
  • Creating ownership between windows
  • Creating a single instance application
  • Passing arguments to WPF applications
  • Handling unhandled exceptions