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

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27.2. The Various Flavors of WPF

The WPF API can be used to build a variety of GUI-centric applications that basically differ in their navigational structure and deployment models. The sections that follow present a high-level walk through each option.

27.2.1. Traditional Desktop Applications

The first (and most familiar) option is to use WPF to build a traditional executable assembly that runs on a local machine. For example, you could use WPF to build a text editor, painting program, or multimedia program such as a digital music player, photo viewer, and so forth. Like any other desktop applications, these *.exe files can be installed using traditional means (setup programs, Windows Installer packages, etc.) or via ClickOnce technology to ...

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