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

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Chapter 16. Building a navigation application

This chapter covers:

  • The purpose of navigation applications
  • Building a navigation application
  • Page functions
  • Finally, a definition for lactucarium

It’s one of those strange ironies that, as web browser application developers are doing their best to provide more Windows-like functionality to their applications, Windows application developers are trying to make their apps more “webby.” This has led to Windows applications that have back and forward buttons, that never pop up child windows, and that are often quite difficult to use.

The fact is that there are situations where browser concepts fit quite well into Windows applications, just as there are situations where Windows metaphors fit well into ...

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