Pavan Podila, Architect at NYC’s Liquidnet Holdings, has worked extensively with many leading UI technologies, including WPF/Silverlight, Flash/Flex/AIR, and DHTML. In the past, he has worked with Java Swing, Eclipse SWT, and TrollTech/Nokia Qt. His primary interests include 2D/3D graphics, data visualization, UI architecture, and computational art. He created FluidKit (http://fluidkit.codeplex.com), an open-source WPF library of controls such as ElementFlow, TransitionPresenter, etc. He is a Microsoft MVP for Client App Dev and blogs actively at http://blog.pixelingene.com.
Kevin Hoffman got his first computer, a Commodore VIC-20, when he was 10 years old and has been hopelessly addicted to programming ever since. He has written desktop applications, web applications, distributed enterprise applications, VoIP software, and pretty much everything else in between. He is currently a .NET Architect in New England building large-scale, next-generation web applications.
This book is advanced, its not perfect as you can see by this blog post:
But it is interesting and showed me ways to do things I likely wouldn't have... Read more
Completely agree with Jacek Marchel. The book is horrible. A bunch of classes and extra code in every example used in this book. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dexter
I do think almost exactly as Joshua Adams. You should read Joshua review before this one, it very well reflects my thoughts. Read morePublished on August 29, 2012 by Eric Ouellet
This book has some excellent re-use ideas and is well formatted for the kindle
EXCEPT THE CODE SAMPLES should be text not graphics!!! Read more
I agree with reviewers who say that you have to know WPF already to understand this book (and I do). Read morePublished on April 19, 2011 by tale of six strings
This is a must-read for everybody eager to learn the internals of WPF Control Development. I do understand that people might expect a "from zero to hero" book, but that just isn't... Read morePublished on December 8, 2010 by Gerrit Puddig
This looks like a great book and probably is in it's hardcopy version, but I can't say since I bought the Kindle edition which is next to useless as a reference. Read morePublished on November 7, 2010 by Darrell Plank
The book is horrible. If you expect to learn how to create controls, you will be disappointed unless you are already a guru in WPF in which case you know how to make controls and... Read morePublished on July 29, 2010 by Jacek Marchel
I would not say that this is my favorite WPF book, and I have eight of them. But, it gets into the narrow area of custom control design and how to make the WPF jump through the... Read morePublished on March 30, 2010 by Robin T. Wernick