The author of the book shows you how The Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) works, His quality advice will help you to build reliable and high quality WPF applications more quickly and quite easily. There is a comprehensive discussion on relationship of WPF with other windows elements like WinFX and .NET 3.5 Framework.
The Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides the basis for building windows vista applications and high quality user interfaces in Windows Vista. WPF blends application user interface, documents, and media content to provide richer control, design, and development of the visual aspects of Windows programs.
WPFs functionality extends to support for Tablet PCs and other forms of input device, and provides a more modern imaging and printing pipeline, accessibility and UI automation infrastructure, data–driven UI and visualization, as well as the integration points for weaving the application experience into the Windows shell.
T. Anderson (PA USA) highly recommends this book
I have the first edition of this book (Pro WPF: Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 3.0), so I was hesitant in buying this version. WPF 3.5 did not have major feature upgrades from 3.0. I am glad that I did buy it, but I can’t really recommend doing so for other people with the .NET 3.0 version, only because there is not that much new material.
However, I highly recommend the book if you don’t own the previous edition. I also highly recommend it even if you have the first one and you are like me and pretty much trashed my first edition copy. It has been through several storms and has a lot of notes and ink running all over it. So it is nice to have a new copy to beat the crap out of. I also like having the latest information I am using up to date.