Pro WPF 4.5 in VB
Microsoft’s Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides you with a development framework for building high-quality user experiences for the Windows operating system. It blends together rich content from a wide range of sources and allows you unparalleled access to the processing power of your Windows computer.
Pro WPF 4.5 in VB provides a thorough, authoritative guide to how WPF really works. Packed with no-nonsense examples and practical advice you’ll learn everything you need to know in order to use WPF in a professional setting. The book begins by building a firm foundation of elementary concepts, using your existing VB skills as a frame of reference, before moving on to discuss advanced concepts and demonstrate them in a hands-on way that emphasizes the time and effort savings that can be gained.
What you’ll learn
- Understand the fundamentals of WPF programming from XAML to controls and data flow.
- Develop realistic application scenarios to see navigation, localization and deployment in action.
- Explore the advanced user interface controls that WPF provides.
- Learn to manage documents from within WPF: Text layout, printing, and document packaging are all covered.
- Use graphics and multimedia to add punch to your applications.
Who this book is for
This book is designed for developers encountering WPF for the first time in their professional lives. A working knowledge of Visual Basic and the basic architecture of .NET is helpful to follow the examples easily, but all concepts will be explained from the ground up.
Table of Contents
Part I: Fundamentals
Chapter 1. Introducing WPF
Chapter 2. XAML
Chapter 3. Layout
Chapter 4. Dependency Properties
Chapter 5. Routed Events
Part II: Deeper into WPF
Chapter 6. Controls
Chapter 7. The Application
Chapter 8. Element Binding
Chapter 9. Commands
Chapter 10. Resources
Chapter 11. Styles and Behaviors
Part III: Drawing
Chapter 12. Shapes, Brushes, and Transforms
Chapter 13. Geometries and Drawings
Chapter 14. Effects and Visuals
Chapter 15. Animation Basics
Chapter 16. Advanced Animation
Part IV: Templates and Custom Elements
Chapter 17. Control Templates
Chapter 18. Custom Elements
Part V: Data
Chapter 19. Data Binding
Chapter 20. Formatting Bound Data
Chapter 21. Data Views
Chapter 22. Lists, Trees, and Grids
Part VI: Windows, Pages, and Rich Controls
Chapter 23. Windows
Chapter 24. Pages and Navigation
Chapter 25. Menus, Toolbars, and Ribbons
Chapter 26. Sound and Video
Chapter 27. 3-D Drawing
Part VII: Documents and Printing
Chapter 28. Documents
Chapter 29. Printing
Part VIII: Additional Topics
Chapter 30. Interacting with Windows Forms
Chapter 31. Multithreading
Chapter 32. The Add-in Model
Chapter 33. ClickOnce Deployment
- Paperback: 1104 pages
- Publisher: Apress (December 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1430246839
- ISBN-13: 978-1430246831