Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation provides the foundation for building applications and highaquality user experiences in Windows Vista. WPF blends application user interface, documents, and media content to provide richer control, design, and development of the visual aspects of Windows programs. Author Matthew MacDonald shows you how WPF really works. His noanonsense, practical advice will get you building highaquality WPF applications quickly and easily. MacDonald will take you through a thorough investigation of the more advanced aspects of WPF, and its relation to other elements of the WinFX stack and the .NET Framework 3.5, to complete your understanding of WPF and VB 2008. WPFas functionality extends to support for tablet PCs and other forms of input device, and provides a more modern imaging and printing pipeline, accessibility and user interface automation infrastructure, dataadriven user interface and visualization, as well as the integration points for weaving the application experience into the Windows shell. What youall learn WPF basics: XAML, layout, control essentials, and data flow WPF applications: Navigation, commands, localization, and deployment Advanced controls: Custom controls, menus, toolbars, and trees WPF documents: Text layout, printing, and document packaging Graphics and multimedia: Drawing shapes, sound and video, animation, geometric transformations, and imaging Who this book is for Developers encountering WPF and .NET 3.5 for the first time in their professional lives.... 3-D drawings if youa#39;re running your application on Windows Vista (and you have a native Windows Vista driver for your video card). ... Having a high- powered video card is not an absolute guarantee that youa#39;ll get fast, hardwareaccelerated performance in WPF. Software also plays a significant role. For example, WPF cana#39;t provide hardware acceleration to video cards that are using out-of-date drivers.
|Title||:||Pro WPF with VB 2008|
|Publisher||:||Apress - 2008-03-30|