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Windows Presentation Foundation Using C# 2013

Course Code

IN1413

Duration

4 Days

A working knowledge of C# and the .NET Framework is required.
This course introduces Windows Presentation Foundation or WPF, the .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 4.5.1 and Visual Studio 2013.

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 2013 and accessing databases using Entity Framework 6. The course also covers styles, templates, skins and themes. The course concludes with a brief chapter on WPF and Windows Forms interoperation.
This course is designed for individuals who are developers.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • 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 2013 and the Entity Framework 
  • Learn how to interoperate between WPF and Windows Forms
Introduction to WPF
Why WPF?
What Is WPF?
.NET Framework 4.0/4.5.1
WPF Overview
Application and Window
A Simple WPF Application
Using Visual Studio 2013
Brushes
Panels

XAML
Role of XAML
Elements and Attributes
Namespaces
Property Elements
Type Converters
Content Property
Collections
XAML and Procedural Code

WPF Controls
Button
Label
TextBox
ToolTip
RadioButton
CheckBox
ListBox
ComboBox

Layout
Sizing
Positioning
Transforms
Canvas
Drawing Shapes
StackPanel
WrapPanel
DockPanel
Grid
Scrolling
Scaling

Dialogs
Message Boxes
Win32 Common Dialogs
Custom Modal Dialogs
Custom Modeless Dialogs

Menus and Commands
Menus
Context Menus
Icons on Menu Items
Commands
Keyboard Shortcuts
Disabling Menu Items
Checking Menu Items

Toolbars and Status Bars
Toolbars
Toolbars and Commands
Status Bars

Dependency Properties and Routed Events
Dependency Properties
Change Notification
Property Value Inheritance
Support for Multiple Providers
Routed Events
Routing Strategies

Resources
Resources in WPF
Binary Resources
Logical Resources
Static versus Dynamic Resources

Data Binding
Binding Sources
Sharing Sources with DataContext
Data Templates
Value Converters
Collection Views
Data Providers
Visual Data Binding Using Visual Studio 2013
Database Access Using Entity Framework

Styles, Templates, Skins and Themes
Styles
Style Sharing
Triggers
Validation
Templates
Templated Parent’s Properties
Skins
Themes

Windows Forms and WPF Interoperation
Mixing Forms and WPF Windows
Mixing Controls

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