What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.
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A discussion of the history and future of coding theory celebrates the ingenuity of language systems and their uses from Braille and Morse code through binary codes to 32-bit operating systems.
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Get the definitive guide to the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), the new client programming interface for the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 and Windows Vista. Award-winning author Charles Petzold teaches you how to combine C# code and the Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) to develop applications for the WPF. You’ll get expert guidance and hundreds of practical, hands-on examples—giving you the skills you need to exploit the new interface and graphics capabilities for Windows Vista. Discover how to: Create and enhance controls including menus, toolbars, tree views, and list views Use dynamic layout to automate the positioning of controls and graphics Work with dependency properties and routed input events Use XAML resources, styles, and templates to alter the appearance of your UI Use data binding techniques in XAML to help simplify and streamline your applications Create and publish XAML Browser Applications Develop visually-stunning UIs with interactive graphics, media, and animation PLUS—Get code samples on the Web
Provides information on application development with Microsoft Forms and the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.
This second Preview Edition ebook, now with 16 chapters, is about writing applications for Xamarin.Forms, the new mobile development platform for iOS, Android, and Windows phones unveiled by Xamarin in May 2014. Xamarin.Forms lets you write shared user-interface code in C# and XAML that maps to native controls on these three platforms.
This definitive guide has now been updated to cover the significant enchancements of Windows 3.1, including the new Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) protocol, the printing and TrueType font application programming interface (API), and more. Packed with straightforward explanations, keen insights, tried and tested programming techniques, and scores of sample programs written in C.
“Look it up in Petzold” remains the last word on Windows development. In this .NET-ready Windows programming guide, the best-selling author shows you how to get the most out of Windows Forms—the next-generation Windows programming class library. You’ll discover how to use C# to create dynamic user interfaces and graphical outputs for Windows applications. With dozens of examples of client applications to illustrate common techniques and plenty of no-nonsense advice on best programming practices, you’ll be C# sharp in no time. Topics covered in this guide include: A tour of C# Windows Forms Essential structures An exercise in text output Lines, curves, and area fills Tapping into the keyboard Pages and transforms Taming the mouse Text and fonts The timer and time Images and bitmaps Buttons, labels, and scrolls Béziers and other splines Menus Paths, regions, and clipping Dialog boxes Brushes and pens Edit, list, and spin controls Font fun Toolbars and status bars Printing Tree view and List view Metafiles Clip, drag, and drop INCLUDED ON CD-ROM: * Sample source code for all the examples presented in the book A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to [email protected]