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Visual C# 2010 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Adam Freeman, Allen Jones

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Chapter 17. Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), introduced in the .NET Framework 3.0, provides an alternative to Windows Forms (see Chapter 7) for the development of highly functional rich client applications. The WPF development model is radically different than that of Windows Forms and can be difficult to adjust to—especially for experienced Windows Forms developers. However, WPF is incredibly flexible and powerful, and taking the time to learn it can be lots of fun and immensely rewarding. WPF enables the average developer to create user interfaces that incorporate techniques previously accessible only to highly specialized graphics developers and take a fraction of the time to develop that they would have ...

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