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Essential Windows Presentation Foundation by Chris Anderson

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Appendix. Base Services

Syncategorematic: \Syn*cat`e*gor`e*mat"ic\ … Not capable of being used as a term by itself;—said of words, as an adverb or preposition.Source: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

WINDOWS PRESENTATION FOUNDATION provides a very rich and deep set of services. The goal of this book was to cover the major concepts of the platform in the previous eight chapters. There is, however, a set of services that are often useful and may help us understand how the system is built and hangs together. This appendix reviews some of my favorite WPF services and describes how they might be used in an application.

Threading and Dispatchers

At the outset, one of the WPF development team’s goals was to remove the ...

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