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Windows Presentation Foundation 4.5 Cookbook by Pavel Yosifovich

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Preface

Windows Presentation Foundation has been in release since late 2006, as a part of the then .NET 3.0 Framework, also preinstalled on Windows Vista at the time. It promised to change the way rich client applications are written, and eventually replace the old, Win32-based Windows Forms.

WPF gained traction slowly because of its enormous breadth and the different kind of thinking that was required using XAML, data binding, templates, and styles was very different from the classic WinForms way of working. The power of WPF was evident, but it was difficult to master, and had a steep learning curve.

Over the years things changed; developers started to get used to and appreciate the new way of doing things. XAML began to look convenient and powerful ...

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