First Steps to Learning WPF


A basic question I’m often asked is “where can I go to learn about WPF?” I like to answer this question here on the blog every now and again, both for new readers and to take account of new or changed materials.


Here are a few useful resources that I tend to point people to:



Hope this is useful to some of you.


Comments (12)

  1. Anonymous says:

    contoso is indeed cool – any idea if source will ever be available?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Tim Sneath posts a good set of resources to start your journey with WPF.

    He references my PDC 2005 Lap…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Brian, it’s not our plan to publish the source for this one at this stage – frankly, we’d want to make some changes to it before publishing it to be more compliant with architectural best practices. We are currently discussing the production of a more fully-fledged real world application that demonstrates good practices; nothing to report now but I’ll be sure to let folks know when we’re getting closer.

  4. Anonymous says:

    We have built a community WinFX focused site, http://www.roadtowinfx.com/, which has lots of links to help people get started with WPF.

    Including resources, events, lists of the main bloggers by technology and even some developer challenges.

  5. Anonymous says:

    <p>My apologies to my readers and my CodeBetter colleagues on one more link posting without original material. I have had an intense couple of weeks and the For Sale sign went up on my NH house today as we get ready to move states. I still promise

  6. GlenGordon says:

    Don’t forget that through March, MSDN Events is presenting a session on WPF development. You can catch an MSDN Event on Tuesdays and Thursdays around the US, from 1-5 PM local time. More information is available at http://www.msdnevents.com/

  7. Anonymous says:

    Tim Sneath, a Technical Evangelist on all things Vista, has posted a great article on where to start…

  8. Anonymous says:

    [This has been produced primaily for UK ISVs we are engaging around Vista and WinFX development – but…

  9. Anonymous says:

    There are lots of blogs out there on learning windows presentation foundation … 

    Tim Sneath…

  10. Anonymous says:

    Carrie already mentioned this , but today was Jasmine's birthday. She turned six years old today.

  11. Anonymous says:

    My apologies to my readers and my CodeBetter colleagues on one more link posting without original material

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