If you want to learn how to build killer user interfaces for Windows and the web, then this book is for you. It arms you with the tools and code you'll need to effectively utilize the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). From creating appealing graphics and animated structures to enhancing performance and security, you'll be programming in no time.
First you'll explore the WPF framework and learn how to develop basic applications with ASP.NET or Visual Basic(r). Next you'll discover how to build more sophisticated WPF interfaces using Microsoft(r) ExpressionBlend and then progress to more advanced programming techniques.
Throughout the book, you'll find best practices for enterprise architectures using the WPF and its underlying technology. All this will help you quickly learn how to develop next-generation applications on the .NET 2.0 platform using the WPF.
What you will learn from this book
- How to write applications with identical UIs on both Windows and the web
- Tips for collaborating design and code development with Microsoft(r) Expression Blend
- All about the object models, built-in server controls, HTML markup, code-behind, and the coordinative structure of each file
- How to migrate Win32 applications to WPF
- Techniques for integrating special effects and custom controls into an application
- Advanced development concepts, including building workflows and a WCF service
Who this book is for
This book is for experienced .NET developers who want to begin creating WPF web and desktop applications.
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