Books.Show Reader - Includes 40 of the most influential English books of all time
Apart from being a great WPF tech demo, this could be a really useful resource for your English department or library.
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Books.Show is a fully functional reader application ships with 40 of the most influential English books of all time, for free! When running this application on Windows 7, you will be able to control the application and flip pages using touch. You will also find that the application integrates with Taskbar showing the latest books you read, and give you access to a library of books.
Books.Show is a developer resource application, where you get to full source code of complete and fully functional application that is using Windows 7 unique features like Windows Touch and the Windows Taskbar.
The thoughts behind the application
We set to write a free Windows eBook reader that will show the true powers of Windows, specifically Windows 7. We took some of the top 40 most influential English books of all time from the Project Gutenberg
site, and converted the EPUB formatted books to the application's book format (bookx) which is optimize for WPF and Windows. That is you get blazing fast reading, page turning and navigation experience. The application design is simple and clean, and together with Windows Touch and Taskbar, the overall UX is quite amazing.
Our goal is to enable developer to build such applications for Windows, and therefore we release the application code.