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Applications = Code + Markup: A Guide to the Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (Pro-Developer)

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This book is the definitive guide to Microsoft's latest programming interface for client applications. Get expert guidance for using Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) and C# to create interfaces for Microsoft Windows Vista applications. In this book, Windows programming legend Charles Petzold covers in parallel the two interfaces that make up the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). From the outset, the reader can shift focus seamlessly between Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) and C# to see them as flip sides of the same processes. Beginning in the first chapter, Petzold presents the general syntax of the XAML and corresponding programming code with numerous illuminating examples on how the two correspond and interrelate. The book builds on this base, providing the classic Petzold Windows user interface (UI) treatment, to show Windows developers how to create next-generation interfaces for their applications. The Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly code-named "Avalon" and abbreviated as WPF) provides the foundation for building applications and high-fidelity experiences in Windows Vista, blending together application UI, documents, and media content while exploiting the full power of the user's computer. The functionality extends to the support for Tablet PC and other forms of input, a more modern imaging and printing pipeline, accessibility and UI automation infrastructure, data-driven UI and visualization, as well as the integration points for weaving the application experience into the Windows shell. WPF is a feature of WinFX, a superset of the Microsoft .NET Framework, designed to expose the new functionality in Windows Vista to thedeveloper through managed classes.

Synopsis:

Get the definitive guide to the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), the new client programming interface for the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 and Windows Vista. Award-winning author Charles Petzold teaches you how to combine C# code and the Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) to develop applications for the WPF. Youll get expert guidance and hundreds of practical, hands-on examples—giving you the skills you need to exploit the new interface and graphics capabilities for Windows Vista.

Discover how to:

  • Create and enhance controls including menus, toolbars, tree views, and list views
  • Use dynamic layout to automate the positioning of controls and graphics
  • Work with dependency properties and routed input events
  • Use XAML resources, styles, and templates to alter the appearance of your UI
  • Use data binding techniques in XAML to help simplify and streamline your applications
  • Create and publish XAML Browser Applications
  • Develop visually-stunning UIs with interactive graphics, media, and animation

PLUS—Get code samples on the Web

About the Author

Charles Petzold wrote the classic Programming Windows®, which is currently in its fifth edition and one of the best-known and widely used programming books of all time. He was honored in 1994 with the Windows Pioneer Award, presented by Microsoft® founder Bill Gates and Windows Magazine. He has been programming with Windows since first obtaining a beta Windows 1.0 SDK in the spring of 1985, and he wrote the very first magazine article on Windows programming in 1986. Charles is an MVP for Client Application Development and the author of several other books including Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software.

Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: CodePart II: MarkupAbout the AuthorInside Front CoverInside Back Cover

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735619579
Author:
Petzold, Charles
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Application software
Subject:
Coding theory
Subject:
C (computer program language)
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Pro-Developer
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1024
Dimensions:
9 x 7.38 x 1.91 in 3.55 lb

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Get the definitive guide to the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), the new client programming interface for the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 and Windows Vista. Award-winning author Charles Petzold teaches you how to combine C# code and the Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) to develop applications for the WPF. Youll get expert guidance and hundreds of practical, hands-on examples—giving you the skills you need to exploit the new interface and graphics capabilities for Windows Vista.

Discover how to:

  • Create and enhance controls including menus, toolbars, tree views, and list views
  • Use dynamic layout to automate the positioning of controls and graphics
  • Work with dependency properties and routed input events
  • Use XAML resources, styles, and templates to alter the appearance of your UI
  • Use data binding techniques in XAML to help simplify and streamline your applications
  • Create and publish XAML Browser Applications
  • Develop visually-stunning UIs with interactive graphics, media, and animation

PLUS—Get code samples on the Web

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