Matthew MacDonald is an author, educator, and MCSD developer who has a passion for emerging technologies. He is a regular writer for developer journals such as Inside Visual Basic, ASPToday, and Hardcore Visual Studio .NET, and he's the author of several books about programming with .NET, including User Interfaces in VB .NET: Windows Forms and Custom Controls, The Book of VB .NET, and .NET Distributed Applications. In a dimly remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics. Send e-mail to him with praise, condemnation, and everything in between, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation is a key part of .NET 3.5 and provides the foundation for building applications and high-quality user experiences in Windows Vista. It is likely to see wide adoption across the Microsoft .NET programming community.
WPF blends together user-interface design, documents, and media content, while exploiting the full power of your computer for the first time (it is able to write output directly to your computers graphics card).
This book explains how WPF works from the ground up. It will be one of the first books available, and also one of the most detailed. It follows on from the author’s previous and highly successful books, covering Windows Forms (WPF's predecessor technology) and earlier versions of WPF. It is a one-stop shop in Apress’ proven ‘Pro’ style that leaves readers with a deep understanding of the technology and able to take the concepts away and apply them for themselves.