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Windows Presentation Foundation Using C#

Current Version: 2.0
Summary

This course introduces Windows Presentation Foundation or WPF (Avalon), the new .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 .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008.

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. The course also covers data binding, styles, templates, skins and themes.

The course is hands-on with many example programs and lab exercises.

Prerequisites
Course Objectives
On completion of this course, the student should be able to
Length
4 Days

Format
Instructor-led course, with practical computer-based exercises.

Course Outline

Hardware and Software Requirements

The following software is required:

A version of Windows that supports the .NET Framework 3.5. This includes Windows XP with at least Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista.

The .NET Framework 3.5.

Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition or higher.

A good minimal hardware profile for this course would have a 1 GHz or better CPU, 512 MB of RAM, and at least 4 GB of free disk space for tools installation and courseware.

See the appropriate course Setup Guide for details.