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PublishedSams, October 2010
FormatSoftcover, 848 pages
Dimensions23.1cm × 18.1cm × 3.9cm
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