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WPF in Action with Visual Studio 2008 by Maxx Daymon, Arlen Feldman

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Chapter 3. WPF from 723 feet[1]

1 From 10,000 feet you can’t really read the screen.

This chapter covers:

  • How WPF fits into Windows
  • All the various components and layers of WPF
  • Microsoft and third-party WPF tools
  • What Microsoft has learned from Homeland Security

Think about how, prior to WPF, you might have approached an application with respect to the user interface, multimedia, and document lifecycle. You might have chosen Windows Forms to implement most of the UI, perhaps calling out to Adobe Flash for the multimedia aspects, and using PDF or proprietary file formats to handle the documentation artifacts. You may also have used Microsoft’s Windows Media Player components or Apple’s QuickTime to embed video content for tutorials or how-tos ...

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