18 and older
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Using C# (Visual Studio)
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 . Visual Studio 2017 and the latest versions of the classical .NET Framework. WPF is not supported on .NET Core.
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 2017 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.
The course is hands-on with many example programs and lab exercises.
This course will be taught using Visual Studio 2017, however, due to minor differences, Visual Studio 2012, 2013, and 2015 can attend.In this course, learn about:
- WPF Commanding,
- WPF Common properties,
- WPF Content controls,
- WPF Data binding,
- WPF Documents,
- WPF Event Triggers and Animation,
- WPF Events and Code-behind,
- WPF Expression blend,
- WPF in Visual Studio,
- WPF Layout controls,
- WPF Navigation-Based applications,
- WPF Overview,
- WPF Pens and brushes,
- WPF Printing,
- WPF Properites,
- WPF Resources,
- WPF Silverlight,
- WPF Styles and Property Triggers,
- WPF Templates,
- WPF Themes and skins,
- WPF Three-Dimensional drawing,
- WPF Transformations and Effects,
- WPF Two-Dimensional Draw Controls,
- WPF User Interaction Controls.
A working knowledge of C# and the .NET FrameworkLearning objectives:
- 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 2017 and the Entity Framework 6
- Learn how to inter-operate between WPF and Windows Forms
Courseware (if a course has a Courseware) will be shipped to the address provided two weeks before the class starts. Make sure that the additional info field is properly and correctly filled out to avoid Courseware being lost in transit. Please also note that P.O. Box addresses are not allowed.
The classes are instructor-led live training you attend in a local classroom or from your home/office. Our instructors teach from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting.
Instructors can view student progress and take control of their PC to provide direct assistance. Students can see the instructor's presentation as well as voice questions directly to the instructor and participate in class discussions.