Windows Presentation Foundation using VB.NET 2010


5 Days $4,050

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) takes the creation of client-side Windows applications to a whole new level. Developers moving from Windows Forms will find that the flexibility and richness of WPF makes it possible to create applications unlike any they could previously create. This course introduces the basics of working with WPF, starting with a tour of the basic controls, through data binding. Than the course moves beyond the basics to cover working through some more advanced controls, more graphic issues including shapes, geometries, brushes, transforms, and animations, through deploying WPF applications.

  • Introduce Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  • Compare declarative and procedural coding styles
  • Investigate the WPF designer in Visual Studio 2010
  • Learn about controls and events in WPF

  • Understand how the layout system works in WPF
  • See how to use various containers to control layout
  • See how to use alignment and sizing to control layout

  • Investigate Border, Button, CheckBox and RadioButton controls
  • View and enter text using TextBlock, TextBox and PasswordBox controls
  • Work with dates using the DatePicker and Calendar controls
  • Add visual flair using the Slider, ProgressBar and MediaElement controls

  • Learn how to use controls that enable users to select an item from a list
  • See how to add menus to applications
  • Explore controls that enable you to better organize content

  • Investigate XAML Resources
  • Learn about the hierarchy of resources
  • Work with resources programmatically
  • Organize resources with resource dictionaries
  • Experiment with XAML Styles
  • Apply Styles dynamically
  • Work with Style inheritance

  • Explore navigation in WPF applications
  • See how to build page-based applications that support navigation
  • Learn how to navigate using XAML and code
  • See how to build a XAML browser application

  • Learn to use Binding objects to bind data sources and targets
  • Add data converters to manage conversion during the binding process
  • Use data templates to modify the layout of bound data in lists

  • See how to retrieve data from a SQL Server database
  • Create common data bound forms
  • See how to display information from main and related tables

  • Learn how to use the ListView and GridView controls to display data
  • Explore how to use the DataGrid control to display data
  • See how to use the DataGrid control to edit data

  • Learn to use basic shapes: lines, ellipses, rectangles, and polygons
  • Add line caps and joins
  • Work with geometries and paths
  • Investigate the geometry mini-language

  • Work with solid, gradient, and image brushes
  • Add transparency effects, including opacity mask
  • Investigate built-in transforms
  • Add reflection effect using opacity mask and transforms

  • Learn how to deploy WPF applications using ClickOnce
  • See how to deploy a markup-only XAML application
  • Learn how to deploy a XAML browser application

  • Compare Visual Studio and Expression Blend
  • Examine the Blend integrated development environment
  • Learn about Expression Blend’s designer panels
  • Integrate Expression Blend with Visual Studio
  • Create resources and set up element-to-element binding in Expression Blend

  • Understand how animation works in XAML applications
  • Examine animation, storyboard, and trigger objects
  • Learn to start animations in code
  • Work with DoubleAnimation, ColorAnimation, and PointAnimation objects
  • Examine properties of the animation classes
  • Try out various easing functions
  • Use Expression Blend to interactively create animations

  • Learn how to create WCF Data Services
  • See how to call WCF Data Services from Silverlight applications
  • Explore how to modify data using WCF Data Services

  • Explore how to build applicatoins that contain both WPF Windows and Windows Forms
  • Explore how WPF Windows can contain Windows Forms Controls and how Windows Forms can contain WPF Controls

This course assumes that students have some programming background and experience using Visual Studio 2010. This course assumes knowledge of a CLS language (Visual Basic), of the .NET Framework, and the current (or a prior) version of Visual Studio.

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