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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 delved deeper into data binding, one of the key pillars of WPF. In the past, many of the scenarios you've considered in this chapter would be handled using code. In WPF, the data binding model (in conjunction with styles and templates) allows you to do much more work declaratively. In fact, data binding is nothing less than an all-purpose way to display any type of information, regardless of where it's stored, how you want to displayed, or whether it's editable.

Although you've now considered all the key principles of data binding (and a bit more besides), the following chapters cover a few more topics that will allow you to expand the way you present complex data. First up is Chapter 18, which takes a closer ...

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