Book Review - Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed

Right now there are limited training resources for learning WPF and pretty much a non-existence of proven patterns and practices.  All of these assets will eventually come to the developer community as more people adopt the technology.  For right now, I would recommend this book for learning and as a keeper for a decent reference book.

Title: Windows Presentation Foundation UnleashedWindows Presentation Foundation Unleashed (WPF) (Unleashed)
Author(s):  Adam Nathan
ISBN-10: 0672328917
ISBN-13: 978-0672328917
Publisher: Sams

Some of the things that I really appreciated out of this book:

· This is truly a value-add, especially for a “visual” technology. There are other WPF books that don’t have a single screenshot and it is extremely helpful to have the visual side of WPF represented throughout the book.

· XAML Demystified and Important New Concepts Chapters -- I’m really happy that he did this at the beginning of the book and is where any beginner of WPF or Silverlight (formerly WPF/E) should start the learning process.

- Organized Extremely Well:  It's great if you want to read it from cover to cover or hit a particular topic.  I always give a book the "Index Test" and check to make sure I can easily find the most common WPF topics.

So, be sure to check it out!  Let me know what you think about it too.


Ed B.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007 10:58:07 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
So Ed, I know you have been working with WPF on an awesome project, when you started the project did you use this book as a starting reference or did you go though a couple others to get a jump start? It this a good book for a front to back read or a reciepe book?

Ed K.
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 14:41:35 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Great question... I have gone through several books. This is one of the first books that I have gone through and I love it a lot!

Ed B.
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