Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Appdev – Windows Presentation Foundation Using VB 2010

Appdev – Windows Presentation Foundation Using VB 2010
Only training videos no excercise or books!
Introduction to WPF
* Introduce Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
* Compare declarative and procedural coding styles
* Investigate the WPF designer in Visual Studio 2010
* Learn about controls and events in WPF

* Understand how the layout system works in WPF
* See how to use various containers to control layout
* See how to use alignment and sizing to control layout
Simple Controls
* Investigate Border, Button, CheckBox and RadioButton controls
* View and enter text using TextBlock, TextBox and PasswordBox controls
* Work with dates using the DatePicker and Calendar controls
* Add visual flair using the Slider, ProgressBar and MediaElement controls
Advanced Controls
* Learn how to use controls that enable users to select an item from a list
* See how to add menus to applications
* Explore controls that enable you to better organize content
Styles and Resources
* Investigate XAML Resources
* Learn about the hierarchy of resources
* Work with resources programmatically
* Organize resources with resource dictionaries
* Experiment with XAML Styles
* Apply Styles dynamically
* Work with Style inheritance
* Explore navigation in WPF applications
* See how to build page-based applications that support navigation
* Learn how to navigate using XAML and code
* See how to build a XAML browser application
* Learn to use Binding objects to bind data sources and targets
* Add data converters to manage conversion during the binding process
* Use data templates to modify the layout of bound data in lists
Working with Data
* See hot to retrieve data from a SQL Server database
* Create common data bound forms
* See how to display information from main and related tables
Advanced Data Controls
* Learn how to use the ListView and GridView controls to display data
* Explore how to use the DataGrid control to display data
* See how to use the DataGrid control to edit data
Shapes and Geometries
* Learn to use basic shapes: lines, ellipses, rectangles, and polygons
* Add line caps and joins
* Work with geometries and paths
* Investigate the geometry mini-language
Brushes and Transforms
* Work with solid, gradient, and image brushes
* Add transparency effects, including opacity mask
* Investigate built-in transforms
* Add reflection effect using opacity mask and transforms
* Learn how to deploy WPF applications using ClickOnce
* See how to deploy a markup-only XAML application
* Learn how to deploy a XAML browser application
Introducing Expression Blend
* Compare Visual Studio and Expression Blend
* Examine the Blend integrated development environment
* Learn about Expression Blend’s designer panels
* Integrate Expression Blend with Visual Studio
* Create resources and set up element-to-element binding in Expression Blend
Introducing Animation
* Understand how animation works in XAML applications
* Examine animation, storyboard, and trigger objects
* Learn to start animations in code
* Work with DoubleAnimation, ColorAnimation, and PointAnimation objects
* Examine properties of the animation classes
* Try out various easing functions
* Use Expression Blend to interactively create animations
Working with Data Using WCF Data Services
* Learn how to create WCF Data Services
* See how to call WCF Data Services from Silverlight applications
* Explore how to modify data using WCF Data Services
Windows Forms Interoperability
* Explore how to build applicatoins that contain both WPF Windows and Windows Forms
* Explore how WPF Windows can contain Windows Forms Controls and how Windows Forms can contain WPF Controls
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