Windows Presentation Foundation Development Cookbook

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  • Understand the fundamentals of WPF
  • Explore the major controls and manage element layout.
  • Implement data binding
  • Create custom elements that lead to a particular implementation path.
  • Customize controls, styles, and templates in XAML
  • Leverage the MVVM pattern to maintain a clean and reusable structure in your code
  • Master practical animations
  • Integrate WCF services in a WPF application
  • Implement WPFs support for debugging and asynchronous operations.

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is Microsoft's development tool for building rich Windows client user experiences that incorporate UIs, media, and documents. With the updates in .NET 4.7, Visual Studio 2017, C# 7, and .NET Standard 2.0, WPF has taken giant strides and is now easier than ever for developers to use.

If you want to get an in-depth view of WPF mechanics and capabilities, then this book is for you.

The book begins by teaching you about the fundamentals of WPF and then quickly shows you the standard controls and the layout options. It teaches you about data bindings and how to utilize resources and the MVVM pattern to maintain a clean and reusable structure in your code. After this, you will explore the animation capabilities of WPF and see how they integrate with other mechanisms. Towards the end of the book, you will learn about WCF services and explore WPF's support for debugging and asynchronous operations.

By the end of the book, you will have a deep understanding of WPF and will know how to build resilient applications.

  • Gain a strong foundation in WPF features and patterns
  • Leverage the MVVM pattern to build decoupled, maintainable apps
  • Increase efficiency through Performance tuning and UI automation
Page Count 524
Course Length 15 hours 43 minutes
ISBN 9781788399807
Date Of Publication 23 Feb 2018


Kunal Chowdhury

Kunal Chowdhury has been a Microsoft MVP since 2010. He is a renowned public speaker, an active blogger (by passion), and a software engineer (technical lead) by profession. Over the years, he has acquired profound knowledge of various Microsoft products and helped developers throughout the world with his deep knowledge and experience. He has authored the book Mastering Visual Studio 2017 and written many articles, tips, and tricks on his technical blog (kunal-chowdhury [DOT] com) for developers and consumers. You can follow him on Twitter at @kunal2383 and become one of his fans on social media.