Chapter 1. Why Windows Presentation Foundation?

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In movies and on TV, the main characters are typically an exaggeration of the people you encounter in real life. They’re more attractive, they react quicker, and they somehow always know exactly what to do. The same could be said about the software they use.

This first struck me back in 1994 when watching the movie Disclosure, starring Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, and an email program that looks nothing like Microsoft Outlook! Throughout the movie, we’re treated to various visual features of the program: a spinning three-dimensional “e,” messages that unfold when you open them and crumple when you delete them, hints of inking ...

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