Sample chapter: “Introduction,” from Essential Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), April 2007, by Chris Anderson. Discusses WPF as the new GUI, User32, HTML, a brief look at the XAML programming model, a tour of WPF, getting up and running, moving to markup, working with data, the power of integration, getting some style, and tools for building applications.
Sample chapter: “Important New Concepts in WPF,” from Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Unleashed, December 2006, by Adam Nathan. Discusses logical and visual trees, dependency properties, routed events, commands, and a tour of the Class hierarchy.
Sample chapter: “The Application and the Window,” from Book: Applications = Code + Markup: A Guide to the Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation, September 2006, by Charles Petzold. Discusses a simple WPF program, the STAThreat attribute, Run method, Title property, Application object, Window and Application classes, Show method, UIElement class, MouseDown event, event handlers, MessageBox class, and the OnSessionEnding method.