Windows Presentation Foundation using VB 2010, Part 1 of 6
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Windows Presentation Foundation using VB 2010, Part 1 of 6

Course description

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.

Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.


Prerequisites

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.


Meet the experts

Ken Getz

Ken Getz is a featured instructor for several of our Visual Studio courses. He is a Visual Basic and Visual C# expert and has been recognized multiple times as a Microsoft MVP. Ken is a seasoned instructor, successful consultant, and the author or co-author of several best-selling books. He is a frequent speaker at technical conferences like Tech-Ed, VSLive, and DevConnections and he has written for several of the industry's most-respected publications including Visual Studio Magazine, CoDe Magazine, and MSDN Magazine.

Robert Green

Robert Green is a Visual Studio expert and a featured instructor for several of our Visual Basic and Visual C# courses. He is currently a Technical Evangelist in the Developer Platform and Evangelism (DPE) group at Microsoft. He has also worked for Microsoft on the Developer Tools marketing team and as Community Lead on the Visual Basic team. Robert has several years of consulting experience focused on developer training and is a frequent speaker at technology conferences including TechEd, VSLive, VSConnections, and Advisor Live.

Video Runtime

189 Minutes

Time to complete

249 Minutes

Course Outline

Module 1

Intro to WPF (39:24)

  • Introduction (02:21)
  • Another UI Paradigm (00:43)
  • What We Have (01:16)
  • WPF to the Rescue (01:18)
  • Graphics and Composition (00:35)
  • Important Questions P1 (00:43)
  • Important Questions P2 (01:31)
  • WPF vs. Silverlight (03:12)
  • An Inconvenient Truth (01:26)
  • WPF and XAML (02:16)
  • WPF Project Templates (00:46)
  • Demo: WPF Application (23:08)
  • Summary (00:02)

Investigating XAML (18:40)

  • Introduction (00:15)
  • Investigating XAML (00:32)
  • Simple Properties (00:46)
  • Type Converters (03:10)
  • Complex Properties (01:07)
  • Demo: Properties (03:06)
  • Markup Extensions (02:00)
  • Demo: Markup Extension (03:09)
  • Attached Properties (04:29)
  • Summary (00:02)

Content and Grid Controls (34:02)

  • Introduction (00:15)
  • Content and Grid Controls (00:34)
  • Working With Layout Controls (01:39)
  • Demo: Layout Controls (06:55)
  • List Box as a Container (00:29)
  • Demo: List Box (03:23)
  • Grid as Container (00:32)
  • Demo: Grid Control (08:37)
  • Dependency Properties (00:47)
  • DependencyObject Class (00:46)
  • Investigating Dependency (00:57)
  • Declaring the Property (00:25)
  • In Constructor (00:32)
  • Property Wrapper (00:58)
  • Using Attached Properties (00:50)
  • Working with Attached (01:40)
  • Demo: Attached Properties (03:46)
  • Summary (00:49)
Module 2

Layout Principles (23:12)

  • Introduction (01:08)
  • Windows Forms Layout (01:04)
  • Web Forms Layout (00:27)
  • XAML Layout (01:10)
  • XAML Layout is Recursive (00:54)
  • Determining Element Size (01:08)
  • Alignment (01:09)
  • Margin and Padding (01:21)
  • Alignment, Margin, and Padding (01:06)
  • Containers (00:57)
  • StackPanel (00:29)
  • Determining Element Size (01:14)
  • Demo: Elements in StackPanel (10:56)
  • Summary (00:02)

More Layout Containers (25:46)

  • Introduction (00:15)
  • WrapPanel (00:41)
  • Demo: WrapPanel (01:33)
  • DockPanel (01:03)
  • Demo: DockPanel (04:04)
  • Nesting Containers (00:34)
  • Demo: Nesting Containers (04:18)
  • Grid (02:03)
  • Demo: Grid (06:56)
  • Canvas (00:51)
  • Demo: Canvas (02:34)
  • Summary (00:49)
Module 3

Simplest Controls (18:36)

  • Introduction (00:53)
  • The Simplest Controls (01:07)
  • Border Control (00:35)
  • Border Control Properties (01:09)
  • LinearGradientBrush (00:48)
  • GradientStop (00:36)
  • More GradientBrush (00:39)
  • Demo: Border Control (03:10)
  • Demo: Button Control (02:53)
  • Demo: CheckBox Control (02:35)
  • CheckBox Control Events (01:24)
  • RadioButton Control (00:46)
  • Demo: RadioButton (01:53)
  • Summary (00:02)

Text, Date, and Misc (29:31)

  • Introduction (00:15)
  • Text Entry Controls (00:15)
  • TextBlock Control (00:25)
  • Line Breaks in TextBlock (00:13)
  • The Element (00:31)
  • TextBox Control (00:16)
  • TextBox Properties (01:06)
  • TextBox Key Events (00:35)
  • Demo: TextBlock (03:15)
  • Demo: TextBox (05:04)
  • PasswordBox Control (00:56)
  • Demo: PasswordBox (01:07)
  • Calendar Control (00:46)
  • DatePicker Control (01:00)
  • Demo: Calendar Control (03:13)
  • Demo: DatePicker Control (00:44)
  • Miscellaneous Controls (00:12)
  • Slider Control (01:07)
  • ProgressBar Control (01:32)
  • MediaElement Control (01:22)
  • Demo: Slider Control (02:15)
  • Demo: ProgressBar (01:14)
  • Demo: MediaElement (01:03)
  • Summary (00:53)
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