Chapter 7. Using the Windows Presentation Foundation

After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the differences between WPF and Windows Forms applications

  • Explain the XML basis for XAML

  • Create a basic XML data storage application with WPF

  • Access a SOAP web service using WPF

  • Develop and use a data source with WPF

THE WINDOWS FORMS APPLICATIONS THAT you’re already familiar with represent the traditional Windows approach to creating applications. Most application development today still revolves around the Windows Forms approach. However, there’s a newer approach that relies on a newer technology called the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). The key reason that Microsoft provides WPF is to help developers create attractive and effective ...

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