WPF Control Development Unleashed: Building Advanced User Experiences

Book description

WPF Control Development Unleashed

Building Advanced User Experiences

In this book, two leading Windows Presentation Foundation experts give developers everything they need to build next-generation WPF applications–software that is more robust, usable, and compelling.

Drawing on their close ties with Microsoft’s WPF development team, Pavan Podila and Kevin Hoffman give you a clear, robust, and practical understanding of WPF, its underpinnings, its overall architecture, and its design philosophy. Podila and Hoffman introduce never-before-published WPF design patterns and support them with robust, real-world code examples–all presented in full color, just as they appear in Visual Studio.

The authors begin by explaining how to “think in WPF,” and then introduce powerful new techniques for everything from handling 3D layouts to creating game-like physics effects. Along the way, they offer in-depth coverage of data binding, building interactivity, and control development: three of WPF’s most challenging concepts. You’ll learn how to choose the right WPF features for every programming challenge, and use those features far more creatively and effectively.

If you want to build truly outstanding WPF applications, this is the book that will get you there.

  • Master the patterns and techniques you need to build state-of-the-art WPF applications

  • Write more powerful and effective applications that reflect a deep understanding of WPF’s design philosophy

  • Learn how WPF has evolved, and take full advantage of its growing sophistication

  • Make the most of advanced declarative programming techniques

  • Leverage IScrollInfo, virtualization, control theming, and other complex features

  • Build more powerful interactivity into your WPF applications

  • Create more visual software with 3D elements, custom animations, and shader effects

  • Optimize WPF application performance in real-world environments

  • Master design patterns for organizing your controls more effectively

  • Category: .NET Programming / WPF

    Covers: Windows Presentation Foundation

    User Level: Intermediate—Advanced

    Product information

    • Title: WPF Control Development Unleashed: Building Advanced User Experiences
    • Author(s):
    • Release date: September 2009
    • Publisher(s): Sams
    • ISBN: 9780768695519