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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

3-D support is one of the gems of the WPF platform. Previous high-level development toolkits, such as Windows Forms, have avoided 3-D support altogether, leaving it to hard-core DirectX junkies. In fact, the most impressive part of WPF's 3-D features is their ease of use. Although it's possible to create complex code that creates and modifies 3-D meshes using intense math, it's just as possible to export 3-D models from a design tool and manipulate them using straightforward transformations. And key features such as a virtual trackball implementation and 2-D element interactivity are provided by high-level classes that take no expertise at all.

This chapter provided a tour of the core pillars of WPF's 3-D support and introduced ...

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