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XAML in a Nutshell

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ISBN-10: 0596526733

ISBN-13: 9780596526733

Edition: 2006

Authors: Lori A. MacVittie

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When Windows Vista is released in December 2006, the new operating system will support applications that employ graphics now used by computer games -- clear, stunning and active. The cornerstone for building these new user interfaces is XAML, the XML-based markup language that works with Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly called "Avalon"), Vista's new graphics subsystem that replaces GDI in previous Windows versions. The problem is that you don't know XAML. While it is fairly easy to understand, you still need a quick guide to bring you up to speed before Vista's release, and that's where this book's simple, no nonsense approach comes in. "XAML in a Nutshell" takes you through…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Lori MacVittie is currently a Senior Technology Editor with Network Computing Magazine. In past lives she has been a software developer, a network administrator, and an enterprise architect specializing in web-based technologies. Through the course of her career she has nearly coded her way through the alphabet, starting with Apple BASIC, hitting "L" for LISP while consulting for Autodesk, and is currently on the letter "Y". Lori holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University, and lives with her husband and children in the technological mecca of the midwest, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Introducing XAML
Introducing XAML
The Benefits of XAML
What XAML Is Not
XAML Development Resources
Getting Started with XAML
XAML Prerequisites
Defining XAML Applications
Building XAML Applications
XAML Applications and Visual Studio
XAML Concepts
The Basics of XAML
Core XAML Syntax
Attached Properties
Binding Properties
Layout and Positioning
StackPanel and DockPanel
Using Width and Alignment
Margins and Padding
Absolute Positioning
Using Resources
Using Styles
Storyboards and Animations
Controlling Animations
Animation Using Key Frames
Core XAML Reference
Base Control Reference
Common Event Reference
Core Control Reference
Shapes and Geometry
Animations and Transformations
Routing Strategies
Event Argument Reference
Event Reference
Predefined Colors
XAML Interface in Code