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Visual Studio 2008 Connected Systems: Windows Presentation Foundation
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> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to build and configure a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) solution. It is intended for application developers who know how to build Windows Forms applications, custom user controls in .NET 2.0 and how to use the common features of the base class library.
> Course outline
  1. Creating an Application by Using WPF
  2. Building User Interface
  3. Customising Appearance
  4. Data Binding
  5. Data Binding to Collections
  6. Creating New Controls
  7. Managing Documents
  8. Graphics and Multimedia
  9. Configure and Deploy WPF Applications

Supplementary InformationThis is a Preliminary Course Syllabus. Some parts of the course are currently in development, so some elements of this syllabus are subject to change.
Module 1: Creating an Application by Using WPF
  • This module explains how to build a WPF application.
  • Overview of WPF
  • Creating a Simple WPF Application
  • Handling Events and Commands
  • Navigating Between Pages
  • Lab: Creating a WPF Application
Skills
  • Explain WPF concepts and features.
  • Create a simple WPF application.
  • Handle events and commands.
  • Navigate between pages in a WPF application.
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Module 2: Building User Interface
  • This module explains how to build a user interface in a WPF application.
  • Defining Layout
  • Using Content Controls
  • Using Item Controls
  • Hosting Windows Forms Controls
  • Lab: Building User Interfaces
Skills
  • Define layout.
  • Use content controls.
  • Use items controls.
  • Host Windows Forms controls.
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Module 3: Customising Appearance
  • This module explains how to customize the appearance of a WPF application.
  • Sharing Logical Resources in an Application
  • Creating Consistent User Interfaces Using Styles
  • Changing the Appearance of Controls Using Templates
  • Using Triggers and Animations
  • Lab: Customizing the Appearance of a WPF Application
Skills
  • Share logical resources throughout and application.
  • Create a consistent user interface appearance by using styles.
  • Change the appearance of controls using templates.
  • Change the appearance of user interface elements by using triggers and animations.
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Module 4: Data Binding
  • This module explains how to bind user interface controls to data sources.
  • Overview of Data Binding
  • Create a Data Binding
  • Implementing Property Change Notification
  • Converting Data
  • Validating Data
  • Lab: Data Binding
Skills
  • Explain WPF data binding concepts and terminology.
  • Create a binding between a data source and a control.
  • Implement property change notifications.
  • Convert data between the binding source and the binding target.
  • Validate data entered by the user.
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Module 5: Data Binding to Collections
  • This module explains how to bind user interface controls to collections.
  • Binding to Collections of Objects
  • Using Collection Views
  • Create Master-Detail User Interfaces
  • Using Data Templates
  • Lab: Data Binding to Collections
Skills
  • Bind to a collection of objects.
  • Sort, filter, and group collections by using collection views.
  • Create master-detail user interfaces.
  • Fine-tune data display by using data templates.
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Module 6: Creating New Controls
  • This module explains how to create new controls in a WPF application.
  • Overview of Control Authoring
  • Creating Controls
  • Lab: Creating New Controls
Skills
  • Explain scenarios and options for creating new controls.
  • Create user controls.
  • Create custom controls.
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Module 7: Managing Documents
  • This module explains how to manage documents in a WPF application.
  • Working with Flow Documents
  • Working with Fixed Documents
  • Packaging Documents
  • Printing Documents
  • Lab: Managing Documents
Skills
  • Create and view flow documents.
  • Create and view fixed documents.
  • Package a document.
  • Print a document.
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Module 8: Graphics and Multimedia
  • This module explains how to add graphics and multimedia support to a WPF application.
  • Displaying 2D graphics
  • Displaying Images
  • Displaying 3D Graphics
  • Going Further with 3D Graphics
  • Adding Multimedia Support
  • Lab: Adding Graphics and Multimedia Support to a WPF Application
Skills
  • Display 2D graphics.
  • Add images in a WPF application.
  • Display 3D graphics.
  • Use additional 3D graphics capabilities.
  • Add multimedia content to a WPF application.
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Module 9: Configure and Deploy WPF Applications
  • This module explains how to configure and deploy WPF applications.
  • Deployment Options
  • Deploying a Standalone WPF Application
  • Deploying an XBAP Application
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • Lab: Configuring and Deploying WPF Applications
Skills
  • Explain deployment options.
  • Deploy a standalone WPF application.
  • Deploy an XBAP application.
  • Configure security settings.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Experience developing applications using previous versions of Microsoft Visual Studio.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to create a WPF application; build a user interface in a WPF application; customize the appearance of a WPF application; bind user interface controls to data sources; bind user interface controls to collections; create new controls in a WPF application; manage documents in a WPF application; add graphics and multimedia support to a WPF application; configure and deploy WPF applications.
> Supplementary Information
This is a Preliminary Course Syllabus. Some parts of the course are currently in development, so some elements of this syllabus are subject to change.