WINDOWS PRESENTATION FOUNDATION (WPF) represents a major step forward in user interface technology. This chapter will lay out some of the basic principles of WPF and walk through a quick overview of the entire platform. You can think of this chapter as a preview of the rest of the book.
WPF as the New GUI
Before we dive into WPF proper, it is interesting to consider where we’re coming from.
User32, à la Charles Petzold
Anyone programming to User32 has, at some point, read one of Petzold’s “Programming Windows” books. They all start with an example something like this:
This is “Hello World” when talking to User32. There are some ...