.NET Training Overview|
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 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008.
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 binary resources and new concepts such as XAML, flexible layout, logical resources, dependency properties, and the loosely-coupled command architecture of WPF.
The course is hands-on with many example programs and lab exercises.
.NET Training Learning objectives
.NET Training Prerequisites
- 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 resources in your WPF applications
A working knowledge of Visual Basic and the .NET Framework
.NET Training Course duration
.NET Training Course outline
1. Introduction to WPF|
What Is WPF?
.NET Framework 3.5
Application and Window
A Simple WPF Application
Using Visual Studio 2008
Role of XAML
Elements and Attributes
XAML and Procedural Code
3. WPF Controls|
Win32 Common Dialogs
Custom Modal Dialogs
Custom Modeless Dialogs
6. Menus and Commands|
Icons on Menu Items
Disabling Menu Items
Checking Menu Items
7. Toolbars and Status Bars|
Toolbars and Commands
8. Resources and Dependency Properties|
Resources in WPF
Static versus Dynamic Resources
Appendix A. Learning Resources|
The following software is required:
A good minimal hardware profile for this course would have a 1 GHz or better CPU, 512 MB of RAM, and at least 4 GB of free disk space for tools installation and courseware.
- A version of Windows that supports the .NET Framework 3.5. This includes Windows XP with at least Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista.
- The .NET Framework 3.5.
- Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition or higher. Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition can also be used.
See the appropriate course Setup Guide for details.