.NET & Funky Fresh



  • <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ID=V20070822/US/bluspiconinc-20/8001/8b68bf4b-6724-40e7-99a5-a6decf6d8648"> </script>
Images in this post missing? We recently lost them in a site migration. We're working to restore these as you read this. Should you need an image in an emergency, please contact us at imagehelp@codebetter.com
A WPF Book?

Recently, I was approached by a well known publisher and offered the possibility of writing a beginner level book on WPF.  I was hoping to get some feedback from my readers.  If you have any thoughts, please comment.  I will be putting together a preliminary plan for the book shortly and would love hear what you think would make a great beginner's WPF book.  Also, if you have any thoughts on shortcomings of other WPF books in general, I would love to hear that as well, so that I don't make the same mistakes.  Thanks to all who are willing to offer their suggestions!

Posted 09-27-2007 9:57 PM by Rob Eisenberg
Filed under: ,



Will wrote re: A WPF Book?
on 09-28-2007 5:42 AM

2 topics that I think are usually glossed over in the other books are multithreading and building custom panels.  Maybe not appropriate for a beginner book, but their absence keeps the other books as mear academic discussions rather than something useful in real world apps.  Would love a book that focused squarely on those topics.

Connor Peterson wrote re: A WPF Book?
on 09-28-2007 9:26 AM

Color code samples, like Adam Nathan's

Dan wrote re: A WPF Book?
on 09-28-2007 8:14 PM

Mr. Eisenberg,

Perfect timing. I was looking for a WPF windows client book for beginners and came across your blog.  The WPF books I've seen to date do not provide a complete real world working example.

Simple analogy - you teach someone how to use a hammer,

screwdriver, saw , chiesel, drill etc. Now it's time to build something and call it your own !  

Perhaps Will's suggestion could be addressed in a second book.

Why limit yourself to writing just one book ? As for Connor's comment - color is good - except if you're color blind.

David Kelley wrote re: A WPF Book?
on 11-23-2007 4:47 PM

I'm in the middle of writing a book on Silverlight for designers and developers and I'm not sure its worth the money.  I have talked with a lot of authors that seem pretty worn on the whole process.  I'm not sure how far you are so far but I hope it goes well.  For me I think its more or less a labor of love.  and as to suggestions.  For me I like things in small simple chunks that are self contained and work.  both of these have been issues with books before that I have picked up...  (and put down)

About The CodeBetter.Com Blog Network
CodeBetter.Com FAQ

Our Mission

Advertisers should contact Brendan

Google Reader or Homepage

del.icio.us CodeBetter.com Latest Items
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe with Bloglines
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Subscribe with myFeedster
Add to My AOL
Furl CodeBetter.com Latest Items
Subscribe in Rojo

Member Projects
DimeCasts.Net - Derik Whittaker

Friends of Devlicio.us
Red-Gate Tools For SQL and .NET


SmartInspect .NET Logging
NGEDIT: ViEmu and Codekana
NHibernate Profiler
Balsamiq Mockups
JetBrains - ReSharper
Web Sequence Diagrams
Ducksboard<-- NEW Friend!


Site Copyright © 2007 CodeBetter.Com
Content Copyright Individual Bloggers


Community Server (Commercial Edition)