This course introduces Windows Presentation Foundation or WPF, the .NET technology from Microsoft for building rich Windows applications. 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 2019 and the latest versions of.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.
This course is designed to run on .NET Core, an open source and modular implementation of the .NET Framework. As of .NET Core 3.0, it is now very complete and represents the future direction of .NET software from Microsoft, although the classical .NET Framework will continue to be supported. The course also is designed for Windows 10. (Windows 7 is now out of support by Microsoft.) Since WPF uses Windows-specific features, it only supports UI programs running on Windows.
The course is hands-on with many example programs and lab exercises.
A working knowledge of C# and the .NET Framework.
3 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for programmers who want to build Windows applications using Windows Presentation Foundation.