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Visual Studio 2012 Cookbook by Richard Banks

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Using XAML with C++

User interface development with C++ has always been, how shall we say it, a less than optimal experience. When Visual Basic first appeared all those years ago developers flocked to it because building a user interface in it was so much more productive than building the equivalent UI using C++ at the time, and C++ has never really caught up since.

Over recent years, with Microsoft’s move away from WinForms, and the rise of declarative interface design with XAML, building a flexible yet powerful user interface has never been easier and the functionality offered by XAML based UI technologies is impressive, with data binding in particular being a genuine productivity improver.

Meanwhile, C++ developers have been left further and ...

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