Gain a strong foundation of WPF with Packt's New Book and eBook

November 2012 | Enterprise, Microsoft

Packt is pleased to annouce the publication of Windows Presentation Foundation 4.5 Cookbook, a new practical guide designed to help C# developers successfully increase the understanding and knowledge of WPF. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle and select library formats. The print book comes in at over 464 pages and is competitively priced at $53.99, whilst the e-book and Kindle versions are available for $30.59.

About the Author:

Pavel Yosifovich is a Microsoft MVP and also the CTO of CodeValue, a software development, consulting, and training company, based in Israel. He also writes, consults, and trains developers on various software development topics, from Windows internals, to .NET enterprise systems.

Windows Presentation Foundation is a computer-software graphical subsystem for rendering user interfaces in Windows-based applications. WPF applications can be deployed as standalone desktop programs, or hosted as an embedded object in a website. It also aims to unify a number of common user interface elements, such as 2D/3D rendering, fixed and adaptive documents.

Windows Presentation Foundation 4.5 Cookbook, takes a deep dive on various WPF techniques of performing lengthy operations asynchronously while keeping the UI responsive, customizing a control’s template to alter appearance but preserve behaviour and leverage the MVVM pattern to build decoupled and maintainable apps.

Furthermore, well explained illustrations, diagrams and tips filled with real world examples will help readers maximize their productivity and get well-versed with WPF features of data binding, layout, resources, templates, and styles. C# developers will also learn to build complex and flexible user interfaces with XAML.

Some of the chapters emphasized in this book are:

Chapter 1: Foundations

Chapter 2: Resources

Chapter 3: Layout and Panels

Chapter 4: Using Standard Controls

Chapter 5: Application and Windows

Chapter 6: Data Binding

Chapter 7: Commands and MVVM

Chapter 8: Styles, Triggers, and Control Templates

Chapter 9: Graphics and Animation

Chapter 10: Custom Elements

Chapter 11: Threading

A few of the recent Windows titles that Packt has released are:

WCF 4.0 Multi-tier Services Development with LINQ to Entities (published)

Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 Cookbook (published)

Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation Cookbook (published)

All Windows books are Published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT Professionals in the Enterprise space. Packt Enterprise also publishes on Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Citrix, Java, Amazon, Google and SAP technologies.

Windows Presentation Foundation 4.5 Cookbook
 Over 80 recipes to effectively and efficiently develop rich Windows client applications on the Windows Platform

For more information, please visit: Windows Presentation Foundation 4.5 Cookbook

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