Applied WPF 4 in Context

Applied WPF 4 in Context
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (May 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430234709
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430234708
eBook Description:

Applied WPF 4 in Context

Applied WPF 4 in Context shows developers that applications don’t exist by themselves-they sit in the real world, with attendant business challenges and requirements. This book shows how WPF technologies and best practices can be drawn together effectively to create powerful and elegant Windows applications.

Applied WPF 4 in Context sets the standard for leveraging the latest Windows user interface technology in your business applications.

Using this book, you’ll learn how to implement world-class WPF solutions in a real-world line of business applications, developing the code from the ground up, and understand how to apply best development practices and related .NET products and technologies to your solution.  You will cover designing and developing the application, testing and debugging, data access, reporting, and applying styles and themes to enhance the look of the user interface, all using WPF in a very practical, eminently useful context. You’ll create asynchronous and parallel code, and learn how to distribute the application’s components using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). You’ll also apply the Model-View-ViewModel pattern, again in a real-world WPF application.

Elegant and functional WPF applications are easier to create than ever before with Applied WPF 4 in Context.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn XAML (the Extensible Application Markup Language) through hands-on practice.
  • See how to integrate Windows Forms, DirectX, ActiveX, or other non-WPF technologies into your WPF application.
  • Discover how to integrate WPF with report writers such as Crystal Reports and SQL Server Reporting Services.
  • Understand how to access remote services on a server from the client machine using Windows Communication Foundation.
  • Witness the development of a real line-of-business application from the ground up, from design and analysis phase to the development and testing phase and, finally, how to deploy the application in a production environment, all using WPF and the latest development environment.

Who this book is for

This book is for Windows application developers who want to understand the context in which WPF sits and the standards and best practices that can be employed to improve the efficiency and maintainability of their projects. This book can be used by a junior developer to learn WPF and understand how to architect a layered application, and it can be used also by a senior developer as a reference for developing scalable WPF applications.

About the Author

Raffaele Garofalo is a .NET software architect who builds Line-of-Business applications for a living. He is passionate about .NET and WPF and spends his free time writing articles and blog posts about WPF and the MVVM. He is Microsoft Certified (MCAD, MCSD, MCTS SQL and Sharepoint). He hosts on his blogs articles and blog posts about WPF and MVVM, you can visit his blog at this address: blog.raffaeu.com

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