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Programming WPF: Building Windows UI with Windows Presentation Foundation 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition
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This book describes how to define user interfaces using XAML, an XML-based markup language, but neglects to explain that you don't actually need XAML to write a WPF application.
It takes the reader through the various elements of user interface and describes how they are defined, laid out on the screen and attaching input events to them. However, the examples that it gives are incredibly trivial - so typical of this type of book. If you want to do something a bit more advanced, which WPF is obviously capable of, you're left high and dry. A Tic-Tac-Toe game and a few 3D rendered spheres don't really illustrate the capabilities of WPF.
The book also assumes that you are going to create a WPF application from scratch. If you need to add elements of WPF to an existing Windows Forms application (because Windows Forms is so obviously lacking in any advanced features), you're going to be disappointed by the 3 pages that cover this topic.
In summary, the book shows you the basic WPF elements that you can work with, but the examples are lacklustre.
If you buy this book, I doubt whether it will be the last book on WPF that you buy.
for creating visual experiences. This is good book for everything from developers without programming experience on WPF and for experts in this topic. Book contains many
interesting chapters with introduction to all topics, examples and some advanced topics to enable developers to create better WPF application.
If you are interesting working with Windows Presentation Foundation, you must learn this technology from this book! In second edition, writers add to book several interesting
themes, from XPS and printing technology to navigation, and 3D creating. It's amazing how many features have a developers and designer to create layout, realize dreams and
potential. When Microsoft published WPF millions developers around a world get a platform with big potential.
In book You are find:
- Introduction to WPF technology and create first application with XAML language.
- Design modern and high-quality layout for Yours application.
- Connected with Data, binding controls and create rich advanced data applications.
- Graphics and 3D support.
- Printing technology and using XPS.
- Animation and Media in WPF application.
Building rich and friendly applications is very hard, but this is not usual book, this is full professional support for all people who's thinking about create own application on WPF.
I love working with WPF and this book has been, and continues to be, the perfect guide.
It doesn't seek to impress with Jargon, instead it take you through not just what to do, and how to do it but also the ethos behind the design letting you know why it's done this way.
Sells and Griffiths combine phenomenal insight into the technology with years of practical application and an extraordinary ability to convey highly technical material in a way that is clear, concise and coherent. I wish I knew as much as they, or wrote as well; and that is not false modesty: they are the gold standard.
The second edition builds on the foundations they laid in the first, but goes well beyond. If you bought the first edition do not hesitate to buy the second; it not only updates the material, but adds at least half again as much new information and greatly expands on the insights they have to offer.
There are other books on WPF well worth owning, but this book is absolutely mandatory. If you have only enough money for one, this is the one. If you can't afford this one, then give up Starbucks and start drinking Dunkin'... 'cause you have to have this one.
On a personal note, Ian has tech-reviewed one of my books, and I can personally attest to the depth and breadth and comprehensiveness of his knowledge. He knows whereof he speaks; and I've yet to find a single instance where his understanding was shallow, let alone wrong. He brings a rigor to his writing that is not marred by pedanticism, and together, he and Chris Sells have managed that most difficult of feats: a two-author book that speaks with a single, clear voice that leaves you with few questions.
This is a six-star book; don't hesitate. In fact, stop reading my silly review and buy the book.
[NB: My opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect those of Microsoft Corporation, O'Reilly Media or any other entity real or fictitious. Your mileage may vary. Contents are hot. Void where prohibited.]
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