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Home windows Presentation beginning is a state-of-the-art presentation framework for developing high-fidelity functions for home windows Vista and home windows XP. WPF is a composite expertise with a noteworthy snap shots engine that provides you extra keep an eye on over your purposes reveal output than has ever been attainable in home windows sooner than. New keep an eye on frameworks and a brand new XML-based markup language, XAML, entire the middle WPF package deal. On most sensible of this, WPF could be associated with the recent Microsoft Expression Suite to simplify the production of your consumer interfaces, and it may be associated with .NET 2.0 to address complicated company logic.Foundations of WPF: An creation to home windows Presentation beginning teaches you every little thing you must start with the know-how, and is damaged into 3 components. the 1st introduces and contextualizes the WPF know-how; the second one half dives deeper into the points of the expertise which are of rapid and useful use in constructing functions; the final half will give you the real-world standpoint you should be effective in the neighborhood and purchaser base. In precis, this publication * Explains how WPF interoperates with myriad new ancillary and aid applied sciences being published through Microsoft (XAML, WCF, WinFX, and the Expression layout Suite) * will get you up and working, development functions for the hot home windows "Vista" as fast as attainable * Separates layout and implementation to make lifestyles more uncomplicated from a enterprise and improvement standpoint"

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Figure 3-4. qxd 38 10/11/06 11:01 PM Page 38 CHAPTER 3 ■ BUILDING YOUR FIRST WPF APPLICATION When you select the grid by double-clicking it in the Timeline panel, Expression Interactive Designer draws a yellow border around it in the designer, with an additional blue border to the top and to the left. Figure 3-5 shows this in the context of the completed user interface. Figure 3-5. Managing the grid in the browser Make sure you are using the Selection tool in the Tools palette, and then hover over the blue border with your mouse pointer.

You’ll first need to select the ContentControl and edit its layout properties. If you don’t see a Layout panel near the tools on the right side of the screen, open the View drop-down list, and select Layout. To make the ContentControl fill its parent column, set the Width and Height properties to NaN (which means “Not a Number”), its alignments to Stretch, and its margins all to 0 pixels. See Figures 3-7 and 3-8 for more details. qxd 40 10/11/06 11:01 PM Page 40 CHAPTER 3 ■ BUILDING YOUR FIRST WPF APPLICATION Figure 3-7.

The supported events are as follows: Navigating: The navigation has been initiated. It is still possible for the user to cancel the event and prevent navigation from taking place. NavigationProgress: This tracks the progress of the navigation. It is raised periodically to provide information about the progress of the navigation action. Navigated: The target has been found, and the page download of the target document has begun. Part of its user interface tree has been parsed, and at least its root has been attached to the window.

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