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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 Page-Based Navigation

The average web application looks quite a bit different from traditional rich client software. The users of a website spend their time navigating from one page to another. Unless they're unlucky enough to face popup advertising, there's never more than one page visible at a time. When completing a task (such as placing an order or performing a complicated search), the user traverses these pages in a linear sequence from start to finish.

HTML doesn't support the sophisticated windowing capabilities of desktop operating systems, so the best web developers rely on good design and clear, straightforward interfaces. As web design has become increasingly more sophisticated, Windows developers have also begun to ...

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