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Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform, Fourth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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Chapter 30. WPF 2D Graphical Rendering, Resources, and Themes

The purpose of this chapter is to examine three ultimately independent, yet interrelated topics, which will enable you to build more sophisticated Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications than shown in the previous two chapters. The first order of business is to investigate the WPF 2D graphical programming APIs. Here you will examine numerous ways to render 2D geometric images (via shapes, drawings, and visuals) and work with graphical primitives such as brushes and pens. Along the way, you will also be introduced to the topic of WPF animation services and the types of the System.Windows.Media.Animation namespace.

Once you understand the basic 2D graphical rendering/animation ...

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