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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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Understanding Documents

WPF separates documents into two broad categories:

  • Fixed documents. These are typeset, print-ready documents. The positioning of all content is fixed (for example, the way text is wrapped over multiple lines and hyphenated can't change). Although you might choose to read a fixed document on a computer monitor, fixed documents are intended for print output. Conceptually, they're equivalent to Adobe PDF files. WPF includes a single type of fixed document, which uses Microsoft's XPS (XML Paper Specification) standard.

  • Flow documents. These are documents that are designed for viewing on a computer. Like fixed documents, flow documents support rich layout. However, WPF can optimize a flow document based on the way you want ...

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