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A. Troelsen, P. JapiksePro C# 9 with .NET 5https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6939-8_24

24. Introducing Windows Presentation Foundation and XAML

Andrew Troelsen1   and Phillip Japikse2
Minneapolis, MN, USA
West Chester, OH, 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 and GDI+ are still viable APIs for building traditional desktop GUIs, Microsoft shipped an alternative GUI desktop API named Windows Presentation Foundation ...

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