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

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Building a Simple Image Viewer Application

To illustrate the role that Visual Studio plays in WPF application development, let’s build a sample application from scratch. In the tradition of “experience first,” let’s select something that can benefit from WPF’s strong suits—namely, visualizations and robust control layouts and templating.

Consider an image viewer application. We can use this application to view a list of image thumbnails and, after selecting a thumbnail, we can view the image itself and even make changes to it.

We target the rough design shown in Figure 21.23.

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FIGURE 21.23 A sketch of an image viewer UI.

Here are our base requirements: ...

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