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Windows Presentation Foundation for C# Developers

Duration: 3 Days

Overview:

Aspect Training’s Windows Presentation Foundation for C# Developers shows you how WPF really works. It provides you with the no-nonsense, practical advice that you need in order to build high-quality WPF applications quickly and easily.

Prerequisites:

Previous Knowledge and experience of developing applications with C#.NET.

Course Topics:

Introducing WPF

The Evolution of Windows Graphics
WPF: A Higher-Level API
Resolution Independence
The Architecture of WPF
WPF 4

XAML

Understanding XAML
XAML Basics
Properties and Events in XAML
Using Types from Other Namespaces
Loading and Compiling XAML
XAML 2009

Layout

Understanding Layout in WPF
Simple Layout with the StackPanel
The WrapPanel and DockPanel
The Grid
Coordinate-Based Layout with the Canvas

Dependency Properties

Understanding Dependency Properties
Property Validation

Routed Events

Understanding Routed Events
Event Routing
WPF Events
Keyboard Input
Mouse Input
Multitouch Input

Controls

The Control Class
Content Controls
Specialized Containers
Headered Content Controls
Text Controls
List Controls
Range-Based Controls
Date Controls

The Application

The Application Life Cycle
Application Tasks
Assembly Resources
Localization

Element Binding

Binding Elements Together
Binding to Objects That Aren't Elements

Commands

Understanding Commands
The WPF Command Model
Executing Commands
Advanced Commands

Resources

Resource Basics
Resource Dictionaries

Styles and Behaviors

Style Basics
Triggers
Behaviors

Shapes, Brushes, and Transforms

Understanding Shapes
Brushes
Transforms
Transparency

Geometries and Drawings

Paths and Geometries
Drawings

Effects and Visuals

Visuals
Effects
The WriteableBitmap Class

Animation Basics

Understanding WPF Animation
Basic Animation
Storyboards
Animation Easing
Animation Performance

Advanced Animation

Animation Types Revisited
Key Frame Animation
Path-Based Animation
Frame-Based Animation
Storyboards in Code

Control Templates

Understanding Logical Trees and Visual Trees
Understanding Templates
Creating Control Templates
Organizing Template Resources
Building More Complex Templates
Visual States
View Sample

Custom Elements

Understanding Custom Elements in WPF
Building a Basic User Control
Creating a Lookless Control
Supporting Visual States
Custom Panels
Custom-Drawn Elements

Data Binding

Binding to a Database with Custom Objects
Binding to a Collection of Objects
Improving Performance in Large Lists
Validation
Data Providers

Formatting Bound Data

Data Binding Redux
Data Conversion
List Controls
List Styles
Data Templates
The ComboBox

Data Views

The View Object
Filtering, Sorting, and Grouping

Lists, Grids, and Trees

The ListView
The TreeView
The DataGrid

Windows

The Window Class
Window Interaction
Nonrectangular Windows
The Aero Glass Effect
Programming the Windows 7 Taskbar

Pages and Navigation

Understanding Page-Based Navigation
Page-Based Interfaces
The Page History
The Navigation Service
XAML Browser Applications
The WebBrowser Control

Menus, Toolbars, and Ribbons

Menus
Toolbars and Status Bars
Ribbons

Sound and Video

Playing WAV Audio
The MediaPlayer
The MediaElement
Speech

3-D Drawing

3-D Drawing Basics
Deeper into 3-D
Interactivity and Animations

Documents

Understanding Documents
Flow Documents
Read-Only Flow Document Containers
Fixed Documents
Annotations

Printing

Basic Printing
Custom Printing
Print Settings and Management
Printing Through XPS

Interacting with Windows Forms

Assessing Interoperability
Mixing Windows and Forms
Creating Windows with Mixed Content
The Last Word

Multithreading

Multithreading

The Add-in Model

Choosing Between MAF and MEF
The Add-in Pipeline
An Application That Uses Add-Ins
Interacting with the Host
Visual Add-Ins

ClickOnce Deployment

Understanding Application Deployment
A Simple ClickOnce Publication
Additional ClickOnce Options


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