.NET 4.0 introduced a number of nice changes to WPF—a lot of them inspired by Silverlight, such as the Visual State Manager and Easing functions. In addition, there were several controls, such as
Datepicker, which were introduced. In contrast, .NET 4.5 brings only one new control of significance to WPF—the
Ribbon control—but it is a pretty important one. We start this chapter by introducing you to the
Ribbon control. We then discuss some of the changes that have been introduced in WPF 4.5 around databinding—things like the
Delay property. We also explore new features for
VirtualizingPanel and how ...