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It's very good, but maybe not the first WPF book to get
on 19 November 2011
I bought this some time after buying 'Pro WPF in C#2010' by Matthew MacDonald. I'm glad I bought both of them, and I'm glad I bought them in that order. This book is extremely thorough, clear, and goes into some real depth. I suspect, though, that if I hadn't already got a grounding in WPF from MacDonald's book, I would have been floundering a bit with this one. There's a lot to be said for the traditional approach of having a 'Hello World' tutorial followed by 'what we just did' explanation; in comparison, this book functions more as a reference for those who are already familiar with the basics. Don't misunderstand me - this book is well-written and covers a lot of good material. It deserves a place on the bookshelf of any WPF dev. But if you are an absolute newcomer to WPF, then I'd suggest you'd get an easier learning curve if you look at something else first, then come back to this one.