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Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation for C# Developers

  • Duration: 5 Days

Course Information

Overview

Windows Presentation Foundation for C# Developers shows you how WPF really works. It provides you with the no-nonsense, practical advice that you need in order to build high quality WPF applications quickly and easily.

Prerequisites

Previous knowledge and experience of developing applications with C#.NET.


Course Outline

Introducing WPF
  • The Evolution of Windows Graphics
  • WPF: A Higher-Level API
  • Resolution Independence
  • The Architecture of WPF
  • WPF 4
XAML
  • Understanding XAML
  • XAML Basics
  • Properties and Events in XAML
  • Using Types from Other Namespaces
  • Loading and Compiling XAML
  • XAML 2009
Layout
  • Understanding Layout in WPF
  • Simple Layout with the StackPanel
  • The WrapPanel and DockPanel
  • The Grid
  • Coordinate-Based Layout with the Canvas
Dependency Properties
  • Understanding Dependency Properties
  • Property Validation
Routed Events
  • Understanding Routed Events
  • Event Routing
  • WPF Events
  • Keyboard Input
  • Mouse Input
  • Multitouch Input
Controls
  • The Control Class
  • Content Controls
  • Specialized Containers
  • Headered Content Controls
  • Text Controls
  • List Controls
  • Range-Based Controls
  • Date Controls
The Application
  • The Application Life Cycle
  • Application Tasks
  • Assembly Resources
  • Localization
Element Binding
  • Binding Elements Together
  • Binding to Objects That Aren't Elements
Commands
  • Understanding Commands
  • The WPF Command Mode
  • Executing Commands
  • Advanced Commands
Resources
  • Resource Basics
  • Resource Dictionaries
Styles and Behaviors
  • Style Basics
  • Triggers
  • Behaviors
  • Shapes, Brushes, and Transforms
  • Understanding Shapes
  • Brushes
  • Transforms
  • Transparency
Geometries and Drawings
  • Paths and Geometries
  • Drawings
Effects and Visuals
  • Visuals
  • Effects
  • The WriteableBitmap Class
Animation Basics
  • Understanding WPF Animation
  • Basic Animation
  • Storyboards
  • Animation Easing
  • Animation Performance
Advanced Animation
  • Animation Types Revisited
  • Key Frame Animation
  • Path-Based Animation
  • Frame-Based Animation
  • Storyboards in Code
Control Templates
  • Understanding Logical Trees and Visual Trees
  • Understanding Templates
  • Creating Control Templates
  • Organizing Template Resources
  • Building More Complex Templates
  • Visual States
Custom Elements
  • Understanding Custom Elements in WPF
  • Building a Basic User Control
  • Creating a Lookless Control
  • Supporting Visual States
  • Custom Panels
  • Custom-Drawn Elements
Data Binding
  • Binding to a Database with Custom Objects
  • Binding to a Collection of Objects
  • Improving Performance in Large Lists
  • Validation
  • Data Providers
Formatting Bound Data
  • Data Binding Redux
  • Data Conversion
  • List Controls
  • List Styles
  • Data Templates
  • The ComboBox
Data Views
  • The View Object
  • Filtering, Sorting, and Grouping
Lists, Grids, and Trees
  • The ListView
  • The TreeView
  • The DataGrid
Windows
  • The Window Class
  • Window Interaction
  • Nonrectangular Windows
  • The Aero Glass Effect
  • Programming the Windows 7 Taskbar
Pages and Navigation
  • Understanding Page-Based Navigation
  • Page-Based Interfaces
  • The Page History
  • The Navigation Service
  • XAML Browser Applications
  • The WebBrowser Control
Menus, Toolbars, and Ribbons
  • Menus
  • Toolbars and Status Bars
  • Ribbons
Sound and Video
  • Playing WAV Audio
  • The MediaPlayer
  • The MediaElement
  • Speech
3-D Drawing
  • 3-D Drawing Basics
  • Deeper into 3-D
  • Interactivity and Animations
Documents
  • Understanding Documents
  • Flow Documents
  • Read-Only Flow Document Containers
  • Fixed Documents
  • Annotations
Printing
  • Basic Printing
  • Custom Printing
  • Print Settings and Management
  • Printing Through XPS
Interacting with Windows Forms
  • Assessing Interoperability
  • Mixing Windows and Forms
  • Creating Windows with Mixed Content
  • The Last Word
Multithreading
  • Multithreading
The Add-in Model
  • Choosing Between MAF and MEF
  • The Add-in Pipeline
  • An Application That Uses Add-Ins
  • Interacting with the Host
  • Visual Add-Ins
ClickOnce Deployment
  • Understanding Application Deployment
  • A Simple ClickOnce Publication
  • Additional ClickOnce Options

Whats included in this course?

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    Course Manual
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    Experienced Trainers
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    Certificate of Attendance
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    Unlimited Post Course Support

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Testimonials

  • I thoroughly enjoyed this course but do feel that the duration should be extended in order to allow more time to cover all of the topics. Noel was a fantastic trainer, happy to answer any questions and very good at explaining how to do something, thank you.

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    Laura Chesters

    HSBC