Windows Presentation Foundation Using Visual Basic (VS2010)
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This course introduces Windows Presentation Foundation or WPF (“Avalon”), the new .NET technology from Microsoft for building rich Windows applications. It was originally part of .NET 3.0, previously called “WinFX” by Microsoft. WPF includes an XML-based markup language for defining program elements, Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML). WPF applications can be created using only code or a combination of code and XAML pages. This course covers the essentials of WPF, providing an orientation to this technology and a firm foundation for creating applications. The course is current to .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010.
WPF is a complex technology that can have a steep learning curve. This course approaches the subject in a practical manner, introducing the student to the fundamentals of creating Windows applications using the features of WPF. It includes coverage of both traditional concepts such as controls and new concepts such as XAML, flexible layout, logical resources, dependency properties, routed events, and the loosely-coupled command architecture of WPF. Data binding is discussed in detail, including visual data binding using Visual Studio 2010 and accessing databases using the Entity Data Model. The course also covers styles, templates, skins and themes.
The course is hands-on with many example programs and lab exercises.
Cost: Price on application
Duration: 4 days
This course is not available as part of our public schedule but can be provided on a customised client specific basis.
A working knowledge of Visual Basic and the .NET Framework
· Gain an understanding of the philosophy and architecture of WPF
· Create Windows applications using the classes provided by WPF
· Understand the principles of XAML and create applications using a combination of code and XAML
· Use the layout features of WPF to create flexible and attractive user interfaces
· Implement event and command-driven applications with windows, menus, dialogs, toolbars, and other common user interface features
· Use more advanced features of WPF such as dependency properties, routed events, logical resources, styles, templates, and data binding
· Access databases using Visual Studio 2010 and the Entity Data Model
Introduction to WPF:
What Is WPF?
.NET Framework 4.0
Application and Window
A Simple WPF Application
Using Visual Studio 2010
Role of XAML
Elements and Attributes
XAML and Procedural Code