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Windows Presentation Foundation using VB.NET and C# .NET 3.5

Price: $1,755.00

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This course introduces Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), the new .NET technology from Microsoft for building rich Windows applications. WPF is part of .NET 3.5 and 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.

WPF is a complex technology. This course is hands-on and introduces 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, and the loosely-coupled command architecture of WPF.

Course Overview

By the end of the class students will be able to:

  • Understand 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


Students must have application development skills and prior programming experience in at least one object-oriented language such as a .NET language ( C# or VB.NET) is required.

Course Outline

  • Introduction WPF

    • Why WPF?
    • What Is WPF?
    • .NET Framework 3.0 (WinFX)
    • WPF Overview
    • Application and Window
    • A Simple WPF Application
    • Using Visual Studio
    • Brushes
    • Panels
  • WPF Controls

    • Button
    • Label
    • TextBox
    • ToolTip
    • RadioButton
    • CheckBox
    • ListBox
    • ComboBox
  • XAML

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

    • Sizing
    • Positioning
    • Transforms
    • 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