By Chris Anderson
This ebook offers a superb advent to the general structure of WPF. besides the fact that, it lacks the intensity essential to think cozy acting the extra complex programming actions that you'll be tasked with on a true WPF undertaking. this can be fairly a rookies publication which doesn't even develop to the intermediate point. The Programming WPF e-book through Chris Sells offers extra extensive assurance of WPF and is as a result a greater purchase. consequently, learn this booklet simply to start yet count on to learn one other to actually make a few headway into figuring out WPF.
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Joan Murray, Karen Gettman, Julie Nahil, and the entire staff at AddisonWesley, have done an amazing job dealing with me on this book. Stephanie Hiebert, my copy editor, spent countless hours pouring over my poor spelling, grammar, and prose, turning my ramblings into the English language. Preface Finally, I want to thank the technical reviewers of this book. Erick Ellis, Joe Flanigan, Jessica Fosler, Christophe Nasarre, Nick Paldino, Chris Sells, and a host of others provided great feedback. Jessica gave me some of the deepest and most constructively critical feedback that I’ve ever received.
The people who made up this team came largely from the existing presentation platform teams, and the goal was to produce a best-of-breed platform that could really be a quantum leap forward. And so the Avalon team was formed. At PDC 2003, Microsoft announced Avalon (the code name at the time). Later the project was given the name Windows Presentation Foundation. xxxi xxxii Preface Principles of WPF WPF has taken a long time to build, but for the entire life of this project, several guiding principles have remained constant.
This book is about applications. There are really two types of software: software designed to communicate with people, and software designed to communicate with software. I use the term application to mean software written primarily for communication with people. Fundamentally, WPF is all about communication with people. This is a book for developers. I wanted to present a very code-centric view of the platform. I’m a developer first and foremost, and in working as an architect on the WPF team I have always considered the external developer as my number one customer.