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Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook by Richard Banks, Jeff Martin

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Using XAML with C++

User interface development with C++ for Windows applications can be a challenging 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++, and C++ has never really caught up since.

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

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

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