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Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2010 Developer’s Handbook by Klaus Löffelmann and Sarika Calla Purohit

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How WPF Brings Designers and Developers Together

When designing and programming a user interface, design and logic were often mixed together. In a Windows Forms application, the look of a window is specified by using Visual Basic code in the method InitializeComponent in a class, which is derived from System.Windows.Forms.Form. A graphic designer usually isn’t interested in program code. She uses certain tools to create beautiful and colorful graphics, but rarely writes code to change the look of a window or a control. On the other hand, despite efforts to create a purely visual programming environment, it’s restrictive to implement the logical part of the application, for example, data access or number calculations, by using a visual tool.

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