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WPF 4 Unleashed by Adam Nathan
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Jul 12, 12

bookshelves: software-development
Recommended for: Software Developers
Read in July, 2012, read count: 1

WPF 4 unleashed is a great resource if you are learning WPF for the first time. It covers a broad range of topics and concepts, and also identifies many idiosyncracies of the technology that may affect you as you develop applications.

However, the book does not reach a five-star level because MVVM is not at all discussed. It is, literally, not mentioned once. To me, the MVVM design pattern goes hand-in-hand with WPF, and is one of the most important reasons for using WPF. All of the code examples in the book are placed in the XAML code-behind files, which is kind of a big no-no if you're wanting to write software with any sort of complexity. It was rather shocking to me that MVVM is entirely absent from the book.

This will still get you a long way to where you need to go. Pair this up with an MVVM-specific book, and you should be able to go a long way with WPF.
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