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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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27.3. Investigating the WPF Assemblies

Regardless of which type of WPF application you wish to build, WPF is ultimately little more than a collection of types bundled within .NET assemblies. Table 27-3 describes the core assemblies used to build WPF applications, each of which must be referenced when creating a new project (as you would hope, Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend WPF projects automatically reference the required assemblies).

Table 27.3. Core WPF Assemblies
AssemblyMeaning in Life
PresentationCore.dllThis assembly defines numerous types that constitute the foundation of the WPF GUI layer. For example, this assembly contains support for the WPF Ink API (for programming against stylus input for Pocket PCs and Tablet PCs), several ...

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