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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)

WPF is a set of classes, tools, and controls with which developers can create even richer, more dynamic client solutions for Windows. This includes developing user experiences that combine traditional data view and entry with video, 3D graphics, shading, and vector-based scaling. The results are truly unique, visually appealing, rich applications.

WPF uses markup code to define the UI. This should be familiar to web developers. The markup is based on XAML, an XML-based definition language. The XAML is created for you using the Visual Studio WPF graphical designer (or a design tool now shipping with Visual Studio 2015 called Blend). At runtime, the .NET CLR processes the XAML. Unlike for HTML that requires ...

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