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Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 by Leonard Lobel, Andrew Brust, and Stephen Forte

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Data Binding for Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is the chosen future platform for Windows desktop development. This might sound extreme, but WPF renders Windows Forms effectively obsolete. Moreover, WPF is not simply another forms package, and the transition from Windows Forms to WPF is much more disruptive and abrupt than was the switch from, say, Visual Basic 6.0 to Windows Forms. For one thing, WPF actually uses a markup language called Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) to control the look and feel and the layout of controls on its forms. For another, the UI design for a typical WPF application is not just a "battleship gray" background and a bunch of standard input controls. Rather, it is ...

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