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Pro C# 7: With .NET and .NET Core by Philip Japikse, Andrew Troelsen

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© Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japikse 2017

Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japikse, Pro C# 7, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3018-3_24

24. Introducing Windows Presentation Foundation and XAML

Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japikse2

(1)Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

(2)West Chester, Ohio, USA

When version 1.0 of the .NET platform was released, programmers who needed to build graphical desktop applications made use of two APIs named Windows Forms and GDI+, packaged up primarily in the System.Windows.Forms.dll and System.Drawing.dll assemblies. While Windows Forms/GDI+ are still viable APIs for building traditional desktop GUIs, Microsoft shipped an alternative GUI desktop API named Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) beginning with the release of .NET 3.0. ...

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