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by Rob Eisenberg,Christopher Bennage

Category: Operating Systems
Subcategory: Technologies and Computers
Author: Rob Eisenberg,Christopher Bennage
ISBN: 0672329859
ISBN13: 978-0672329852
Language: English
Publisher: Sams Publishing; 1 edition (June 29, 2008)
Pages: 480
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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you will be able to begin effectively using WPF to solve real-world problems, developing rich user interfaces in less time than you thought possible.

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you will be able to begin effectively using WPF to solve real-world problems, developing rich user interfaces in less time than you thought possible. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on a real-world foundation forged in both technology and business matters, allowing you to learn the essentials of WPF from the ground up. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common questions, issues, and tasks. The Q&A sections, quizzes, and exercises help you build and test your knowledge

The book is organized around several example applications rather than being organized around WPF concepts and . I was brand new to WPF when I got that book. Just like other "Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours" books, I think it did a great job introducing me to the subject.

The book is organized around several example applications rather than being organized around WPF concepts and using examples to illustrate the material being taught. The explanatory text, for me anyway, was not adequate to understand everything going on in the example.

Christopher Bennage, Rob Eisenberg. Printed entirely in color, with helpful figures and syntax coloring to make code samples appear as they do in Visual Studio. In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you will be able to begin effectively using WPF to solve real-world problems, developing rich user interfaces in less time than you thought possible

Did You Know? tips offer advice or teach an easier way to do something. Rob Eisenberg is vice president and cofounder of Blue Spire Consulting, Inc. (ww. luespire.

Przeczytaj go w aplikacji Książki Google Play na komputerze albo na urządzeniu z Androidem lub iOS. Pobierz, by czytać offline. Did You Know? tips offer advice or teach an easier way to do something. Watch Out! cautions advise you about potential problems and help you steer clear of disaster. He is a frequent blogger in the Devlicio. us) blogging community and speaks at various community events on the subjects of WPF, Agile, and TDD.

Sams Teach Yourself JavaServer Pages . in 24 Hours, Complete Starter Kit with Apache Tomcat. This book is very good. I am a c programmer/winforms and this book made my wpf learning much easier. Examples in this book are state of the art. Kunal Mittal, Mark Wutka, Alan Moffet. By Thriftbooks. com User, December 23, 2009. Yes, it is true, you probably cannot learn WPF in 24 hours (especially if you still have a lot to learn) or even the entire technology of WPF from this book alone. I personally use many sources of information when trying to learn a technology. I don't think you can expect too much from a single book.

Bennage Christopher (EN). In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you will be able to begin effectively using WPF to solve real-world problems, developing rich user interfaces in less time than you thought possible.

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Printed entirely in color, with helpful figures and syntax coloring to make code samples appear as they do in Visual Studio.

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you will be able to begin effectively using WPF to solve real-world problems, developing rich user interfaces in less time than you thought possible.

Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on a real-world foundation forged in both technology and business matters, allowing you to learn the essentials of WPF from the ground up.

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common questions, issues, and tasks.

The Q&A sections, quizzes, and exercises help you build and test your knowledge.

By the Way notes present interesting pieces of information.

Did You Know? tips offer advice or teach an easier way to do something.

Watch Out! cautions advise you about potential problems and help you steer clear of disaster.

Learn how to...

Use XAML to build user interfaces Leverage data binding to minimize tedious code Create visually engaging applications Architect and design WPF applications using proven patterns such as MVP Incorporate audio and video into your applications Customize controls with styles, templates, and animation Apply best practices for developing software with WPF Deploy WPF applications to the desktop and Web Take advantage of WPF’s advanced printing capabilities Grow as a developer by improving your overall software design skills

Introduction 1

Part I Getting Started

1 What WPF Is and Isn’t 5

2 Understanding XAML 17

3 Introducing the Font Viewer 27

4 Handling Application Layout 41

5 Using Basic Controls 59

6 Introducing Data Binding 75

Part II Reaching the User

7 Designing an Application 93

8 Building a Text Document Editor 107

9 Getting a Handle on Events 121

10 Commands 145

11 Output 157

Part III Visualizing Data

12 Building a Contact Manager 177

13 Presenters and Views 193

14 Resources and Styles 211

15 Digging Deeper into Data Binding 229

16 Visualizing Lists 251

Part IV Creating Rich Experiences

17 Building a Media Viewer 267

18 Drawing with Shapes 291

19 Colors and Brushes 315

20 Transforms and Effects 331

21 Using Control Templates 347

22 Triggers 369

23 Animation 383

24 Best Practices 407

Part V Appendixes

Appendix A: Tools and Resources 423

Appendix B: 3D Tutorial Using ZAM 3D 427

Appendix C: Project Source (downloadable) 437

Index 439

Comments to eBook Sams Teach Yourself WPF in 24 Hours
Truthcliff
I've been programming for many years and I've gotten started with several other languages using other Sam's "teach yourself" books. I was very disappointed with this one though -- at best it is just an introduction to WPF.

The book is organized around several example applications rather than being organized around WPF concepts and using examples to illustrate the material being taught. The example source code is not commented, so with no background in WPF I found it nearly impossible to understand most of what I was typing. The explanatory text, for me anyway, was not adequate to understand everything going on in the example.

Since it's organized around the example applications the book is not really useful as a reference either, as are some of the other "teach yourself" books. Different concepts and techniques are covered "a little here, a little there" through the various examples, and each example builds as it goes so I found it difficult to follow any individual section without starting from the beginning of an example.

The book mentions that there are various ways to do various things, but does not really explain what they might be, nor why the method used in the example was selected.

After spending a couple months working through this book I now know what can be done with WPF and I understand basically how it's structured, but (speaking for myself) I'm still not able to develop any sort of useful application with it. As far as I'm concerned this book has no business being titled Teach Yourself anything in 24 Hours.
Ustamya
Finally, a useful book for someone brand new to WPF. There are lots of good WPF books out there, but they seem to want to dive to 20,000 feet before you even know where your mask is. This book is a practical, useful guide to getting one's feet wet. I have a number of other WPF books but, as someone new to the technology, they leave me cross-eyed.

You can tell by it's publication date (2008) that this book won't cover the latest features/improvements. The examples are given for Visual Studio 2008 (I'm running VS 2013) but I was able to adjust with little or no effort, at least thru the first program. The important thing is that the book has you start coding with little or no theoretical background: perfect!

I'm sure that, once I'm done with this book, I will appreciate having the others. By that point, I might even understand (or care) what they're talking about. I highly recommend this book.
Fearlessdweller
I was brand new to WPF when I got that book. Just like other "Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours" books, I think it did a great job introducing me to the subject.

The book follows three complete projects that are more than just the simple Hello World- 2 of them (a simple word processing application, and a simple media viewer) could actually be a starting point for some real-world applications. The examples and explanations are very easy to follow and understand and I was ready to start working on my own WPF project after completing this book.

A caveat about the examples- this book is focusing only on the user interface (obviously), so the examples are given only after someone have already applied other important OOP thinking into them before presenting them to the reader. This book on it's own won't help you learn how to build a Windows application well, and if you are new to the whole field, you should couple this book with other books about Object Oriented programming, Dependency Injection, refactoring, etc.
Faebei
I chose this book because it has coding examples which, mainly, work. However, important concepts (like DataContext) are glossed over; the goal seems to be developing WPF applications without understanding many of the underlying concepts. In many cases, the book gives you several pages of code to enter, with either no discussion or a minimal discussion of the what-how-and-why of it. One in particular messed me up, and that was trying to figure out how a declared event got subscribed to - and then, in the next chapter, I found that an ObservableCollection was being used, and the correct interfacing had already been set up - but there was no discussion by way of prelude about this in the book, so I went off on a wild goose chase for about 30 minutes, climbing around in Visual Studio Help, until I found the relationship between the ObservableCollection list and the event in question - and THEN I found out that the book example was set up correctly, but I couldn't TELL that it was set up correctly - I thought there was a mistake because here was an event with no subscriber.

The examples are in C#, which works for me because that is what I code in, and was the main reason for my chosing this book. But, in one or two cases, important code-behind program elements are left out of the examples - like namespace "using"s. I could figure out what they had to be, but only because I was already experienced in C#. You therefore should really have at least an intermediate level of skill in C# before purchasing this book. If you code in any other language, well, good luck with that.

Use this book to get started, but order your second WPF book before finishing this one. Several other users have posted books they've used, but no two of them have posted the same one, so use your own judgement. Borrowing a colleague's book for a dry run might be worthwhile.
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