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WPF Succinctly: my first ebook published by Syncfusion



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It's with great pleasure that I let you know about my ebook, WPF Succinctly, published by the great team over at Syncfusion.  This book is a part of their succinctly series which offers a wide variety of free ebooks on the hottest software development topics.  I'm proud of the book and especially of the final product.  I tried to start with the basics (controls, xaml basics) and then work my way up to more advanced topics like MVVM and Commands.  The book is full of examples for you to follow along.

I'm currently working on a following up to WPF succinctly called "Orubase Succinctly" which is a book on Syncfusion's mobile hybrid platform.  You can learn more about the product on the official Orubase page.

Don't forget to check out the other FREE books in the succinctly series here.  Also, I'd like to recommend that you check out the trial versions of the Syncfusion's essential studio suite of controls.  The suite includes top notch controls for ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Silverlight, Windows phone, WinRT, WinForms and more.  

I would love any feedback regarding the book.  And please be on the lookout for Orubase succinctly which I should be wrapping up soon.

Until next time,

Buddy James


Comments (4) -

Michael Whelan
Michael Whelan
6/25/2013 8:59:20 AM #

Hi Buddy, I'm planning on reading the book. Is the source code published somewhere?


Buddy James
Buddy James
7/1/2013 11:27:56 PM #

@Michael, Thanks for reading!

I plan to post a link to the samples on this blog ASAP so please check back soon.  I'll send an email to you when the source is available.


Buddy James

Frank F Smith
Frank F Smith
6/26/2013 9:13:22 AM #

A very timely publication for my needs; thanks.

I have a few comments, though:

(1) Personally, I do not find that double-spacing (or large leading) in code samples improves legibility. Neither does retaining many unneeded "using" statements.

(2) Downloadable code samples would be helpful; if they're available, they are well hidden. In the absence of downloadable code, copy and paste from the pdf might be OK -- but that does not work.

(3) After I typed in the eight pages of your Animation sample in chapter 3, it failed to compile. The 14 errors included "Partial declarations of 'ScreenSlideTransitionExample.ScreenOne' must not specify different base classes" and "'System.Windows.Controls.UserControl' does not contain a constructor that takes '1' arguments". It is likely that I just do not understand how to derive a user control from a base class which itself inherits from UserControl, but that seems like an essential part of understanding your sample. (I am also using an older version of VS. Maybe this is simpler in VS2012....)

Buddy James
Buddy James
7/1/2013 11:30:35 PM #


Thank you for reading!

I've actually submitted a fix for the animation program.  You can find it here.

As I've stated earlier, I plan to provide all of the example source on this blog.

Thanks again,

Buddy James

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My name is Buddy James.  I'm a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer from the Nashville, TN area.  I'm a Software Engineer, an author, a blogger (, a mentor, a thought leader, a technologist, a data scientist, and a husband.  I enjoy working with design patterns, data mining, c#, WPF, Silverlight, WinRT, XAML, ASP.NET, python, CouchDB, RavenDB, Hadoop, Android(MonoDroid), iOS (MonoTouch), and Machine Learning. I love technology and I love to develop software, collect data, analyze the data, and learn from the data.  When I'm not coding,  I'm determined to make a difference in the world by using data and machine learning techniques. (follow me at @budbjames).  

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