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Windows Presentation Foundation Resource Center

Windows Presentation Foundation Introductions
Definition of WPF
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Presentation_Foundation
The definition of the Windows Presentation Foundation on Wikipedia. Additional topics include the architecture, features (including graphical services, interoperability, media services, animation, data binding, user interfaces, annotations, imaging, effects, documents, text, alternative input and accessibility), XAML, tools, deployment, Microsoft Silverlight, WPF applications, .NET Micro Framework, and references.
Overview of Windows Presentation Foundation
http://www.amazon.com/Professional-WPF-Programming-Development-Presentation/dp/0470041803/ref=pd_bbs_sr_6/105-3261807-2477250?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1194
Sample chapter: “Overview of Windows Presentation Foundation,” from Professional WPF Programming: .NET Development with the Windows Presentation Foundation, by Chris Andrade, Shawn Livermore, Mike Meyers, and Scott Van Vliet (May 2007). Discusses a history of the Windows API, platform evolution, the .NET Framework 3.0, guiding design principles, integration, vector graphics, declarative programming, deployment, document portability, architecture, element system, element trees, and the logical tree.
Overview of Windows Presentation Foundation
http://www.amazon.com/Professional-WPF-Programming-Development-Presentation/dp/0470041803/ref=sr_1_13/104-7417785-3164700?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=11913604
Sample chapter: “Overview of Windows Presentation Foundation,” from Professional WPF Programming: .NET Development with the Windows Presentation Foundation, by Chris Andrade, Shawn Livermore, Mike Meyers, and Scott Van Vliet (May 2007). Discusses a history of the Windows API, platform evolution, the .NET framework 3.0, guiding design principles, integration, vector graphics, declarative programming, simplified deployment, document portability, and the architecture.
Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=713190&rl=1
Article: “Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation,” by Chris Anderson. Discusses WPF as the new GUI (graphical user interface), User32, HTML, declarative programming, script programming, the XAML programming model, built-in XAML features, getting the WPF up and running, moving to markup, WPF basics, working with data, integration, styles, and tools for building applications.
Important New Concepts in WPF
http://www.informit.com/content/images/9780672328916/samplechapter/0672328917_CH03.pdf
Sample chapter: “Important New Concepts in WPF,” from Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed (WPF), by Adam Nathan (December 2007). Discusses local and visual trees, dependency properties, a dependency property implementation, change notification, property value inheritance, support for multiple providers, attached properties, routed events, a routed event implementation, routing strategies and event handlers, routed events in action, attached events, commands, built-in commands, executing commands with input gestures, controls with built-in command bindings, and a tour of the Class hierarchy.
Introducing WPF
http://www.amazon.com/Pro-WPF-Windows-Presentation-Foundation/dp/1590597826/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/104-7417785-3164700?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1191357955&sr=1-3
Sample chapter: “Introducing WPF,” from Pro WPF: Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 3.0, by Matthew MacDonald (May 2007). Discusses understanding Windows graphics, DirectX: the new graphics engine, hardware acceleration in WPF, WPF: a higher-level API, and resolution independence.

 

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Update :: April 16, 2014