Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Essential WPF - Chris Anderson

I have been looking at draft chapters for Chris Anderson's forthcoming WPF book and it looks like it is going to be a great tech reference - lots of under-the-hood stuff and a nice logical progression through the major concepts.

More XAML-oriented than Charles Petzold's Applications = Code + Markup which I thought was (understandably) very code-behind oriented and procedural. Given that I think the most exciting thing about XAML and WPF is the declarative programming aspect, I think that books that focus on this side make more sense.

Original and Best - Chris Sells and Ian Griffiths original Programming WPF had the approach spot-on and I am really looking forward to their WPF-release update next year.

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