WPF Control Development Unleashed: Building Advanced User Experiences

Kevin Hoffman, Pavan Podila
September 21, 2009

In this book, two leading Windows Presentation Foundation experts give developers everything they need to build next-generation WPF applications–software that is more robust, usable, and compelling.

Drawing on their close ties with Microsoft’s WPF development team, Pavan Podila and Kevin Hoffman give you a clear, robust, and practical understanding of WPF, its underpinnings, its overall architecture, and its design philosophy. Podila and Hoffman introduce never-before-published WPF design patterns and support them with robust, real-world code examples–all presented in full color, just as they appear in Visual Studio.

The authors begin by explaining how to “think in WPF,” and then introduce powerful new techniques for everything from handling 3D layouts to creating game-like physics effects. Along the way, they offer in-depth coverage of data binding, building interactivity, and control development: three of WPF’s most challenging concepts. You’ll learn how to choose the right WPF features for every programming challenge, and use those features far more creatively and effectively.

If you want to build truly outstanding WPF applications, this is the book that will get you there.

    Master the patterns and techniques you need to build state-of-the-art WPF applications
    Write more powerful and effective applications that reflect a deep understanding of WPF’s design philosophy
    Learn how WPF has evolved, and take full advantage of its growing sophistication
    Make the most of advanced declarative programming techniques
    Leverage IScrollInfo, virtualization, control theming, and other complex features
    Build more powerful interactivity into your WPF applications
    Create more visual software with 3D elements, custom animations, and shader effects
    Optimize WPF application performance in real-world environments
    Master design patterns for organizing your controls more effectively