Book Notes: Windows Presentation Foundation by Adam Nathan

Characteristics: (where 1 is bad and 5 is superb)

  • Interestingness: 4
  • Subject Matter: 4.5
  • Organization: 3
  • Binding: 4.5
  • Writing Quality: 3

If you are interested in learning WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), I am not sure I could recommend this book enough. It has several strong points.

First, the writing is good. I felt in general the material was covered in good depth and was very well organized. Second, and by far the coolest thing, was that the whole book was in color. This makes sense with a book like this, but it was still a little unexpected. You do not see that too often. Normally paperback binding and print quality does not score too highly with me. Not this time.

The only possible negative is that there could have been more on 3-D. Technically, that’s true of any of the topics, of course. But then you might want a full book on that one to really explore its possibilities. Fortunately for me, it is not an area I am particularly intersted in to a great deal at this point.

So, if you are interested in this area, this book comes highly recommended.