WPF offers amazing new opportunities to .NET programmers in terms of the user interfaces they can deliver to their customers. But this significant technological advance comes with a steep learning curve, requiring the programmer to learn new classes, new syntax, and an entirely new approach to UI development.
Although WPF has been generally available for over a year, commercial take–up has been relatively slow, and the publicly available body of knowledge has been weak in terms of real–world examples and best–practice information.
Using WPF Recipes in C# 2008, you’ll find a simple and straightforward approach to solving the problems you face every day. Each solution contains a complete, working example that demonstrates how to make the best use of WPF. You can use the example as a template to solve your own problem or as a base on which to build a solution tailored to your specific needs.
Packed with well–structured and documented solutions to a broad range of common WPF problems, this book, which presents the only WPF recipes currently published, will be a valuable addition to any C# programmer’s reference library. Examples included provide you with a rich source of information as you begin to learn and will be an invaluable quick–reference guide once you’re a proficient WPF programmer.
The emphasis on solving the day–to–day WPF problems that all programmers face frees you from needing to trawl through weighty programming tomes or sift through API documentation, allowing you to focus on the more interesting and innovative aspects of your project.
What you’ll learn
- Get hands–on experience applying WPF to real–world business applications.
- Find quick answers to common problems.
- Develop a new mindset to UI development and a new approach to implementation from the authors’ experience in graphics.
- Peruse clear and concise code samples that demonstrate solutions to specific problems.
Who is this book for?
This book will benefit intermediate–to–advanced professional C# programmers who want clearly documented and working code samples that demonstrate solutions to common problems encountered when programming WPF. The authors believe WPF technology is new and complex enough, and their experience is deep enough that their recipes will provide value to all but the most experienced WPF programmers.
About the Apress Recipes Series
Apress Recipes series books are carefully selected compendiums of solutions and techniques to help you solve the difficulties that regularly beset developers when they are learning a new language or technology. The recipes are short, and each provides a step–by–step explanation and working code example that allows you to successfully solve your problems and progress with your project.
About the Author
Allen Jones has over 15 years’ experience covering a wide range of IT disciplines in a variety of sectors; however, his true passion has always been software development. Allen is currently chief architect at SmithBayes, a UK–based software firm that develops high–end strategic decision support software derived from technology used in Formula 1 motor racing.
Sam Bourton is a technologist with 9 years’ commercial experience as a software designer and developer across a wide variety of industries including e–commerce, telephony, and Formula 1 racing. He has been using the .NET Framework since the very first beta, and .NET 3.0 and the Windows Presentation Foundation since the early CTPs. He has a passion for design patterns, application architecture, and best–practice methodologies.Sam Noble is a computer science graduate turned software developer. At Reading University, he specialized in 3D graphics programming, artificial neural networks, and compiler design. Sam has 18 months’experience developing sophisticated strategic visualization tools using .NET 3.0 and WPF.