Introducing the WPF Architecture

WPF relies on a layered architecture that is represented in Figure 28.1. The first layer is the Windows operating system. The second layer is constituted by the combination of two communicating layers: User32, which is the part of the operating system responsible for exchanging messages with applications, and the DirectX libraries, which are the real power of WPF. .NET 4.6 improves the WPF Runtime in order to support the most recent version of the DirectX libraries. The next layer is named Milcore and is written in unmanaged code. It is responsible for integrating the unmanaged area of the architecture with the managed architecture that starts from the next layer, the Common Language Runtime (CLR), which is the ...

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