DN38 - Windows Presentation Foundation Development - 4 Days

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Course Description

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is Microsoft's recommended API for creating compelling and dynamic user interfaces based on XAML. This course provides comprehensive coverage of WPF, explaining how it differs from traditional Windows Forms development. The course also takes a detailed look at the Model-View-ViewModel design pattern and Prism.


Solid C# experience.


What you will learn:

  • Understanding XAML syntax
  • Using resources, styles, and triggers
  • Data binding
  • Creating user interface effects
  • Defining control templates
  • Defining attached behaviours
  • Using MVVM and Prism


For on-site courses (i.e. at your premises), we are more than happy to tailor the course agenda to suit your exact requirements. In many cases, we are able to build your in-house standards and naming conventions into the delivered course.

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Course Details

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Getting Started with WPF
Overview of WPF concepts and features
Creating a simple WPF application

Event Handling
Overview of events
Bubbling events
Tunnelling events

Creating a User Interface
Page layouts
Content controls
Range-based controls
Items controls
Accessing the visual tree
Using the Ribbon control in WPF 4.5

Managing Windows
Window essentials
Creating modal and modeless dialogs
Pages and navigation

Resources, Styles, and Triggers
Logical resources
Defining styles
Style inheritance
Using triggers

Using Control Templates
Overview of control templates
Defining control templates for content controls
Defining control templates for items controls
Resource-only DLLs

Data Binding
Concepts and terminology
Binding a data source to a control
Binding to static properties in WPF 4.5
Handling property-change notifications
Conversion and validation
Custom binding in WPF 4.5

Data Binding to a Database
Binding to a data object
Updating the database

Data Binding to Collections
Binding to a collection
Defining data templates
Using collection views
Binding to ADO.NET data objects
Binding to LINQ and XML
Live shaping in WPF 4.5

Shapes, Transforms, and Brushes
Defining shapes
Creating and using transforms
Using brushes effectively

Multithreading with the dispatcher
Tracking progress
Supporting cancellation

The MVVM Design Pattern
Overview of MVVM
MVVM application structure
MVVM programming techniques

Overview of Prism
Prism key technical concepts
Implementing a Prism application

Creating Windows Store Applications
Overview of the Windows Store
The role of XAML in a Windows Store application
Creating simple user interfaces for Windows Store



Please be aware that due to COVID-19 we are not currently running public courses. However, most of our courses can be delivered over the web (with mainframe access where necessary).

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