Getting Started with WPF

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is a UI framework that creates desktop client applications. The WPF development platform supports a broad set of application development features, including an application model, resources, controls, graphics, layout, data binding, documents, and security. It is a subset of the .NET Framework, so if you have previously built applications with the .NET Framework using ASP.NET or Windows Forms, the programming experience should be familiar. WPF uses the Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) to provide a declarative model for application programming. This section has topics that introduce and help you get started with WPF.

Where Should I Start?

I want to jump right in... Walkthrough: My First WPF Desktop Application
I want to compare XAML design tools... Designing XAML in Visual Studio and Blend for Visual Studio
New to .NET? Overview of the .NET Framework

Application Essentials

Getting Started with Visual C# and Visual Basic
Tell me more about WPF... Introduction to WPF

XAML Overview (WPF)


Data Binding Overview

WPF Data Binding with LINQ to XML
Are you a Windows Forms developer? Windows Forms Controls and Equivalent WPF Controls

Supported Scenarios in WPF and Windows Forms Interoperation

See Also

Class Library (WPF)
Application Development Overview
.NET Documentation home
Create Modern Desktop Applications with Windows Presentation Foundation