FIGURE 1.1: Windows Forms controls overlapping. Notice that each control obscures the others.

FIGURE 1.2: WPF controls overlapping, with opacity set to semitransparency. Notice that all the controls compositing together are visible, including the background image.

FIGURE 1.3: Comparing vector and raster graphics. Notice that zooming in on a vector graphic does not reduce its crispness.

FIGURE 1.4: WPF controls with a variety of transformations applied. Despite the transformations, these controls remain fully functional.

FIGURE 1.5: WPF controls are built out of composition and containment. The button shown here contains both text and an image.

FIGURE 1.6: The power of composition, as revealed by zooming in on the composite button shown ...

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