The Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is an entirely new graphical display system for Windows. WPF is designed for .NET, influenced by modern display technologies such as HTML and Flash, and hardware-accelerated. It's also the most radical change to hit Windows user interfaces since Windows 95.
In this chapter you'll peer into the architecture of WPF. You'll get your first look at how it works, and you'll see what it promises for the next generation of Windows applications.