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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook by Abhishek Sur

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Chapter 5. Enhancements to WPF

The goal of this chapter is to introduce the enhancements that have been made to WPF 4.5 applications. After reading the chapter, you will have an idea of how to build a WPF application and also know the latest updates to WPF technology. In this chapter we are going to cover the following recipes:

  • Getting started with WPF and its major enhancements in .NET 4.5
  • Building applications using MVVM pattern supported by WPF
  • Using the Ribbon User Interface in WPF
  • Using WeakEvent pattern in WPF

Introduction

With the introduction to modern day styles of application development, people are more and more inclined towards UI technologies. UI became the primary concern for customers. Technologies, such as HTML5, CSS3, and DirectX utter ...

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