Unlike other WPF books that cover the raw WPF API, WPF in Action addresses WPF using the tool developers will use in real projects Visual Studio 2008, set to release February 2008. The book starts with thorough coverage of the basics layouts, styles, resources, and themes. It then takes you through several real-world scenarios, exploring common challenges and application types. You'll build several sample applications, ranging from a simple calculator to a typical line-of-business application. Along the way, you'll add graphical elements, animation, and support for printing, accessibility, and other standard functionality. Written in a witty, engaging style, WPF in Action can be read cover-to-cover or used to reference specific problems and issues. The approach is practical and always focused on how you'll use WPF in real development scenarios. You'll learn how to handle the many new issues presented by the extreme flexibility of WPF. The authors also provide numerous tips and suggestions for how to work efficiently.