DN38 - Windows Presentation Foundation Development
Duration4 Days (customisation)
Availability

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.

Pre-requisites

Solid C# experience.

Objectives

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

Customisation

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.

Course Details

Getting Started with WPF
Overview of WPF concepts and features
Creating a simple WPF application
Event Handling
Overview of events
Bubbling events
Tunnelling events
Commands
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
Multithreading with the dispatcher
BackgroundWorker
Tracking progress
Supporting cancellation
The MVVM Design Pattern
Overview of MVVM
MVVM application structure
MVVM programming techniques
Prism
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