Chapter 9. WPF and IronPython

This chapter covers

  • Introduction to .NET 3.0 and WPF

  • WPF and XAML

  • Controls and layout

  • Loading and transforming XAML at runtime

  • XPS documents and flow content

The .NET framework has been around for a while now—the first pre-beta release was in July 2000. You can see the major milestones in the life of the framework in figure 9.1.

Timeline for the .NET framework

Figure 9.1. Timeline for the .NET framework

The most prevalent installed version of .NET (and the minimum requirement for running IronPython) is version 2.0, which dates back to 2005. It includes dramatic improvements to the C# language (including support for generics), the runtime, and numerous class ...

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