Master the art of building modern desktop applications on WindowsKey FeaturesLearn how to use the MVVM software architectural pattern and see the benefits of using it with Windows Presentation Fountain (WPF)Explore various ways to enhance efficiency through performance tuning and UI automationObtain a deep understanding of data validation and understand various methods that suit different situationsBook DescriptionWindows Presentation Foundation is rich in possibilities when it comes to delivering an excellent user experience. This book will show you how to build professional-grade applications that look great and work smoothly.We start by providing you with a foundation of knowledge to improve your workflow – this includes teaching you how to build the base layer of the application, which will support all that comes after it. We'll also cover the useful details of data binding. Next, we cover the user interface and show you how to get the most out of the built-in and custom WPF controls.The final section of the book demonstrates ways to polish your applications, from adding practical animations and data validation to improving application performance. The book ends with a tutorial on how to deploy your applications and outlines potential ways to apply your new-found knowledge so you can put it to use right away. The book also covers 2D and 3D graphics, UI automation, and performance tuning.What you will learnUse MVVM to improve workflowCreate visually stunning user interfacesPerform data binds proficientlyImplement advanced data validationLocate and resolve errors quicklyMaster practical animationsImprove your applications' performanceTable of ContentsA Smarter Way of Working with WPFDebugging WPF ApplicationsWriting Custom Application FrameworksBecoming Proficient with Data BindingUsing the Right Controls for the JobMastering Practical AnimationsCreating Visually Appealing User InterfacesImplementing Responsive Data ValidationCompleting That Great User ExperienceImproving Application PerformanceDeploying Your Masterpiece ApplicationWhat Next?
Author: Sheridan Yuen