Foundations of WPF: An Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation

Laurence Moroney

Foundations of WPF: An Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation teaches you everything you need to get started with the technology.

  • Published on Jun 12 2007
  • Pages 344
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Windows Presentation Foundation is a cutting-edge presentation framework for creating high-fidelity applications for Windows Vista and Windows XP. WPF is a composite technology with a noteworthy graphics engine that gives you more control over your application’s screen output than has ever been possible in Windows before. New control frameworks and a new XML-based markup language, XAML, complete the core WPF package. On top of this, WPF can be linked to the new Microsoft Expression Suite to simplify the creation of your user interfaces, and it can be linked to .NET 2.0 to handle complex business logic.

Foundations of WPF: An Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation teaches you everything you need to get started with the technology, and is broken into three parts. The first introduces and contextualizes the WPF technology; the second part dives deeper into the facets of the technology that are of immediate and valuable use in developing applications; the last part offers you the real-world perspective you need to be productive in the community and customer base. In summary, this book

  • Explains how WPF interoperates with myriad new ancillary and support technologies being released by Microsoft (XAML, WCF, WinFX, and the Expression Design Suite)
  • Gets you up and running, building applications for the new Windows “Vista” as quickly as possible
  • Separates design and implementation to make life easier from a business and development perspective

Author Information

Laurence Moroney is the Director of Technology Evangelism at Mainsoft, the cross-platform development company. He has over 10 years in software development and architecture, specializing in interoperability, security and performance in such diverse environments as Casinos, Jails, the Border Patrol, Airports, Professional Soccer and Financial Services. He has written several books on computing, including some on Web Services Security, ASP.NET and Java/.NET interoperability, as well as dozens of articles on various technology issues.

He lives in Sammamish, Washington with wife Rebecca and children Claudia and Christopher. His blog is at www.philotic.com, where you can find lots of Atlas and other development resources.