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Pro WPF in C# 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation with .NET 3.5, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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The Last Word

In this chapter, you took an in-depth look at the WPF resource system. You considered assembly resources that package up binary data with your application, and you looked at object resources that let you reuse the same XAML ingredients in different parts of your application. You also took a look at localization and learned how satellite assemblies and a few command-line tools (msbuild.exe and locbaml.exe) allow you to provide culture-specific versions of your user interface.

You're not done looking at resources just yet. One of the most practical uses of object resources is to store styles—collections of property settings that you can apply to multiple elements. In the next chapter, you'll learn how to define styles and reuse them ...

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