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WPF 4 Unleashed

  • Length: 848 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2010-06-14
  • ISBN-10: 0672331195
  • ISBN-13: 9780672331190
  • Sales Rank: #1504641 (See Top 100 Books)

The #1 WPF Book–Now Updated for WPF 4!

Full Color: Code samples appear as they do in Visual Studio!

Thorough, authoritative coverage, practical examples, clear writing, and full-color presentation make this one of the most widely acclaimed programming books of the last decade.

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is the recommended technology for creating Windows user interfaces, giving you the power to create richer and more compelling applications than you dreamed possible. Whether you want to develop traditional user interfaces or integrate 3D graphics, audio/video, animation, dynamic skinning, multi-touch, rich document support, speech recognition, or more, WPF enables you to do so in a seamless, resolution-independent manner. WPF 4 Unleashed is the authoritative book that covers it all, in a practical and approachable fashion, authored by WPF guru and Microsoft developer Adam Nathan.

  • Covers everything you need to know about Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
  • Examines the WPF feature areas in incredible depth: controls, layout, resources, data binding, styling, graphics, animation, and more
  • Highlights the latest features, such as multi-touch, text rendering improvements, XAML language enhancements, new controls, the Visual State Manager, easing functions, and much more
  • Delves into topics that aren’t covered by most books: 3D, speech, audio/video, documents, effects
  • Shows how to create popular UI elements, such as Galleries, ScreenTips, and more
  • Demonstrates how to create sophisticated UI mechanisms, such as Visual Studio-like collapsible/dockable panes
  • Explains how to create first-class custom controls for WPF
  • Demonstrates how to create hybrid WPF software that leverages Windows Forms, DirectX, ActiveX, or other non-WPF technologies
  • Explains how to exploit new Windows 7 features, such as Jump Lists and taskbar customizations

Table of Contents

Part I: Background
1 Why WPF, and What About Silverlight?
2 XAML Demystified
3 WPF Fundamentals

Part II: Building a WPF Application
4 Sizing, Positioning, and Transforming Elements
5 Layout with Panels
6 Input Events: Keyboard, Mouse, Stylus, and Multi-Touch
7 Structuring and Deploying an Application
8 Exploiting Windows 7

Part III: Controls
9 Content Controls
10 Items Controls
11 Images, Text, and Other Controls

Part IV: Features for Professional Developers
12 Resources
13 Data Binding
14 Styles, Templates, Skins, and Themes

Part V: Rich Media
15 2D Graphics
16 3D Graphics
17 Animation
18 Audio, Video, and Speech

Part VI: Advanced Topics
19 Interoperability with Non-WPF Technologies
20 User Controls and Custom Controls
21 Layout with Custom Panels

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