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An indispensable Learning and Reference Work,
This review is from: Programming Windows Presentation Foundation (Paperback)Despite the fact that Windows Presentation Foundation (aka Avalon) is beta-ware and therefore still very much a moving target, this book is invaluable for getting to grips with programming in XAML.
It systematically works its way through getting started, styling, templating and data-binding, animation and graphics and more, with worked examples & downloadable code (including updates to reflect later changes in the WPF sepcification).
It is probably the first major work on WPF, but as others emerge they will have a hard time matching it for clarity and structure. WPF is destined to be a BIG area of future Windows development and there is much more to be written on the individual aspects of the subject, but I'm willing to bet that this book (and the scheduled revised version due for the final release of WPF) will be the seminal work that others will be compared against.