- Series: Expert's Voice in .NET
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (May 25, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1430234709
- ISBN-13: 978-1430234708
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,102,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Applied WPF 4 in Context (Expert's Voice in .NET) 1st ed. Edition
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About the Author
Raffaele Garofalo is a .NET software architect who builds Line-of-Business applications for a living. He is passionate about .NET and WPF and spends his free time writing articles and blog posts about WPF and the MVVM. He is Microsoft Certified (MCAD, MCSD, MCTS SQL and Sharepoint). He hosts on his blogs articles and blog posts about WPF and MVVM, you can visit his blog at this address: blog.raffaeu.com
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Although the topics have been lightly covered due to the mere 300 page size of the book, each area is introduced and supported by code snippets sufficiently well go give the reader a firm grasp of each topic area.
I readily advise every WPF programmer to acquire a copy for their computing library.
Walks you through the various aspects of app development from beginning to end
Gives excellent in book examples demonstrating functionality and concepts
Helps you understand the concepts rather than just giving you the answers
provides useful links to open source and commercial products
Geared towards more senior level .NET developer - any developer can follow this book, but the more .NET experience you have, the better
All the source code is not available (Sometimes, I have the need to cheat (Not being a full time .NET dev), and it takes me a little longer to get through some sections....this is probably good in the long run.
Overall, I would recommend this book for anybody really wanting develop and understand the power that WPF and the patterns that go along with it provides. Kudos to the author who has also a written a high level conceptual book on MVVM titled "Building Enterprise Applications with Windows® Presentation Foundation and the Model View ViewModel Pattern"
Many of the examples contain large gaps and ommisions. Various chapters show parts of the 'sample app' that the author presents, but this application never gets completed! I guess it's left up to the reader to figure out all the code that the author ommitted.
And so without a single COMLPETE application anywhere to be found in this book, I am moving on to other resources.
I expected much more and was disspointed.
I've been developing for 20+ years and literally have 100's of development books. This is without question the most frustrating book I have ever opened. And truth be told - this is the first time I have ever felt obliged to comment on a book. It's sad because I'm sure the author probably has plenty of knowledge and I liked the idea of a single sample project that is built upon throughout the book.
If others have gained something by reading this book, cudos to them. I am moving on to Matthew MacDonalds book. Hope I have better luck there.
I just "completed" the examples in this... though completed is the wrong word. The Book leaves most of the Application open to implement by oneself. That would be alright if the Foundation set in book was working and enough to continue, but it is not. The Authors Data Access Implementions are full of errors and not working, the only reason why i have gotten so far at all is good basis knowledge of the EntityFramework that the author uses. Countless Bugfixes are necessery for such an small application...!
It is true impertinence to release such an book.
I will now instead look into the following In-VisualStudio Tutorial [...]