Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is the recommended technology for creating user interfaces in .NET applications - whether you're creating traditional user interfaces or integrating 3D graphics, multimedia, animation, dynamic skinning, rich document support, speech recognition, or more. It is also a superset of Silverlight, so you can leverage the same knowledge, code, and tools even when targeting cross-platform, cross-device applications inside or outside a Web browser. The first edition of Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed was not only the best selling book on WPF 3.5, but was also commonly acclaimed as the best book on the subject. It was widely praised for the clarity of the writing, the thoroughness of the coverage, the practicality of the examples, and the sophistication of its form and style. This new edition builds on the strengths of its predecessors, while adding information on the many new features in WPF 4.5.
Praise for the First Edition "The Nathan book is brilliant--you'll love it. Publishers, take note: I'd sure be buying a heck of a lot more technical books if more of them were like this one." --Jeff Atwood, codinghorror.com, cofounder of Stack Overflow "Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed is a must-have book for anyone interested in learning and using WPF. Buy it, read it, and keep it close to your computer." --Josh Smith, Microsoft MVP "As we built the feature team that delivered the new WPF presentation layer for Visual Studio 2010, Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed quickly became our must-read WPF reference book of choice, over and above other books on WPF and indeed internal documentation. Highly recommended for any developer wanting to learn how to make the most of WPF." --James Bartlett, senior lead program manager, Microsoft Visual Studio "I've bought nearly all available WPF books, but the only one that's still on my desk is Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed. It not only covers all WPF aspects, but it does it in the right, concise way so that reading it was a real pleasure." --Corrado Cavalli, Codeworks "Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed is the most insightful WPF book there is. Don't be misled by its size; this book has the best introduction and deepest insights. This is the must-read for anyone getting started or wanting to get the most out of WPF." --Jaime Rodriguez, Microsoft client evangelist for Windows, WPF, Silverlight, and Windows Phone "I found Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed to be an excellent and thorough introduction and guide to programming WPF. It is clearly written, easily understood, and yet still deep enough to get a good understanding of how WPF works and how to use it. Not a simple feat to accomplish! I heartily recommend it to all the students who take DevelopMentor's WPF course! Anyone serious about doing WPF work should have a copy in their library." --Mark Smith, DevelopMentor instructor, author of DevelopMentor's Essential WPF course "I have read Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed from cover to cover and have found it to be really the most comprehensive material on WPF. I can't think of even a single instance when I have not been able to find the solution (or a pointer to one) every time that I have picked up the book to figure out the intricacies of WPF." --Durgesh Nayak, team leader, Axis Technical Group "Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed is the book that made WPF make so much sense for me. Without Adam's work, WPF would still be a mystery to me and my team. The enthusiasm for WPF is evident from the offset and it really rubs off on the reader." --Peter O'Hanlon, managing director, Lifestyle Computing Ltd "Adam Nathan's Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed must surely be considered one of the seminal books on WPF. It has everything you need to help you get to grips with the learning cliff that is WPF. It certainly taught me loads, and even now, after several years of full-time WPF development, Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed is never far from my hand." --Sacha Barber, Microsoft MVP, CodeProject MVP, author of many WPF articles "Of all the books published about WPF, there are only three that I recommend. Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed is my primary recommendation to developers looking to get up to speed quickly with WPF." --Mike Brown, Microsoft MVP, Client App Development, and president of KharaSoft, Inc.