Windows Presentation Foundation using VC# 2010, Part 2 of 6
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Windows Presentation Foundation using VC# 2010, Part 2 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 C#), 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

170 Minutes

Time to complete

230 Minutes

Course Outline

Module 4

List Controls (29:49)

  • Introduction (00:58)
  • ListBox (00:46)
  • Populate a ListBox (00:31)
  • More ListBox (01:08)
  • Demo: ListBox (09:38)
  • ComboBox (00:53)
  • IsEditable and IsReadOnly (00:47)
  • Demo: ComboBox (07:07)
  • TreeView (00:36)
  • Populate TreeView in XAML (00:30)
  • More TreeView (00:22)
  • Demo: TreeView (06:25)
  • Summary (00:02)

Menu and Layout Controls (25:42)

  • Introduction (00:15)
  • Menu (00:29)
  • MenuItem (00:17)
  • Define a Menu in XAML (00:55)
  • Context Menu (00:48)
  • Demo: Menu (04:05)
  • Demo: Context Menu (01:25)
  • ScrollViewer (01:26)
  • TabControl and TabItem (00:44)
  • GroupBox (00:46)
  • Expander (01:10)
  • Demo: ScrollViewer (07:34)
  • Demo:Headered Controls (04:45)
  • Summary (00:54)
Module 5

Resources (33:08)

  • Introduction (01:06)
  • XAML Resources (00:19)
  • Why Use Resources? (00:53)
  • Resources Dictionary (01:32)
  • Demo: Resource (02:41)
  • Using Resources (01:52)
  • Static vs. Dynamic (01:32)
  • Defining Static Resources (00:21)
  • Hierarchy of Resources (01:26)
  • Demo: Hierarchy (01:36)
  • Self-Referential Resource (00:37)
  • Demo: Self-Referential (02:08)
  • Resource Naming Conflicts (00:50)
  • Demo: Naming Conflict (01:37)
  • App-Level Resources (01:10)
  • Demo: App-Level Resources (01:44)
  • Modifying Resources in Code (01:12)
  • Working with Resources (01:25)
  • Demo: Resources in Code (04:18)
  • Organizing Resources (00:56)
  • Demo: Resource Dictionary (02:35)
  • One Small Restriction (01:06)
  • Summary (00:02)

Styles (28:21)

  • Introduction (00:15)
  • XAML Styles (01:33)
  • Creating a Simple Style (00:45)
  • Demo: Style (02:40)
  • What"s Going On? (00:44)
  • One Small Difference (00:42)
  • Why Use Styles? (00:36)
  • Important Tool (01:07)
  • Dynamic Styles (00:27)
  • Demo: Applying Styles (07:36)
  • Style Inheritance (00:51)
  • Demo: BasedOn (01:32)
  • Be Careful! (01:16)
  • Specifying Types (00:59)
  • Demo: Types (02:28)
  • Applying Styles by Type (01:19)
  • Demo: Styles by Type (02:53)
  • Summary (00:29)
Module 6

Navigation (26:51)

  • Introduction (01:06)
  • Navigation (00:34)
  • Page Class (00:29)
  • NavigationWindow Class (00:32)
  • Hyperlinks (00:56)
  • Demo: Navigation (08:12)
  • URIs (01:20)
  • Pack URIs (01:14)
  • Demo: Using Hyperlinks (12:23)
  • Summary (00:02)

Advanced Navigation (26:55)

  • Introduction (00:15)
  • Navigation Service (01:57)
  • Demo: NavigationService (07:56)
  • Hosting Pages in Frames (01:20)
  • Hosting Pages in Windows (00:39)
  • Demo: In Frames (03:27)
  • Demo: In Windows (01:58)
  • XBAP (01:06)
  • Demo: XBAP (07:48)
  • Summary (00:26)
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