I’ve finally completed chapter 2 (didn’t take very long – lots and lots of comments though… ) and I would have to say that I am happy with the book so far.
It maintains my first impressions – that the author is talking to me as opposed to writing a book. I have a very difficult time getting through books which are so “technical manual” that the words start meshing together like someone who hasn’t a clue how to enunciate.
The final product from chapter 2’s “lab” also included something about triggers that I didn’t know. I’ve been hand-coding triggers with my very limited knowledge of C# when I could have been using blend to do it all for me.
My conclusion: This book will likely fill in far more blanks than I imagined, when chapter 2 has already brought me to an easier way to do things… though I’m the type of person who somehow always manages to learn something the more difficult way and at some point after, often WAY after, I locate a much quicker, simpler, and easier way to do that same something.
Makes one highly appreciative when you go about learning things that way.
Onward to chapter 3.