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Pro C# 7 pp 965-1001 | Cite as

Introducing Windows Presentation Foundation and XAML

  • Andrew Troelsen
  • Philip Japikse
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Abstract

When version 1.0 of the .NET platform was released, programmers who needed to build graphical desktop applications made use of two APIs named Windows Forms and GDI+, packaged up primarily in the System.Windows.Forms.dll and System.Drawing.dll assemblies. While Windows Forms/GDI+ are still viable APIs for building traditional desktop GUIs, Microsoft shipped an alternative GUI desktop API named Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) beginning with the release of .NET 3.0.

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© Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japikse 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Troelsen
    • 1
  • Philip Japikse
    • 2
  1. 1.MinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.West ChesterUSA

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