Build effective user interfaces with Windows Presentation FoundationWindows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is included with the Windows operating system and provides a programming model for building applications that provide a clear separation between the UI and business logic. Written by a leading expert on Microsoft graphics programming, this richly illustrated book provides an introduction to WPF development and explains fundamental WPF concepts.Packed with helpful examples, this reference progresses through a range of topics that gradually increase in their complexity. You'll quickly start building applications while you learn how to use both Expression Blend and Visual Studio to build UIs. In addition, the book addresses the needs of programmer who write the code behind the UI and shows you how operations can be performed using both XAML and C#.Topics Covered:Overview of WPF WPF in Visual Studio Expression Blend Common Properties Content Controls Layout Controls User Interaction Controls Two-Dimensional Drawing Controls Properties Pens and Brushes Events and Code-Behind Resources Styles and Property Triggers Event Triggers and Animation Templates Themes and Skins Printing Data Binding Commanding Transformations and Effects Documents Navigation-Based Applications Three-Dimensional Drawing SilverlightEven if you only have a minimal amount of experience, by the end of the book, you will be able to build dynamic and responsive user interfaces with WPF.
Rod Stephens is a professional software developer who has built a wide variety of software and database applications in his career that spans two decades. He is the author of more than twenty books and 250 articles, and is a regular contributor to DevX.com (www.devx.com).