Take a guided tour of Microsoft’s newest UI (user interface) platform, WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) in this video series. Instructed by Robby Ingebretsen, you will learn invaluable tips and techniques for building amazing applications and user experiences.
Ideal for developers and creative professionals, this training series plunges into fundamental principles including XAML, layout, controls, data binding, styles, templates, graphics, animation, and much more.
Learn how to create and compile a WPF project.
Understand data binding and the best practices for when to create bindings.
Explore WPF controls such as Framework Element, Content Controls, Items Controls, and RangeBase Controls.
Find out how to use XAML and Blend to create styles and effects.
Chapter I: GETTING STARTED WITH WPF (22 min)
WPF Related Applications & Tools
Starting a WPF Project
Using IntelliSense to Add Attributes
Adding Elements to the Application
Using Code Behind
Chapter II: LAYOUT BASICS (44 min)
Understanding the Element Tree
Using the Canvas Panel
Using the StackPanel
Using the WrapPanel
Working with the Margin Property
Using the GridPanel
Defining Rows & Columns
Assigning Objects to Columns
Defining Column Widths
Using the Grid Splitter
Applying a Layout to the Media Player
Chapter III: CONTROLS LIBRARY ESSENTIALS (46 min)
Working with a Border
Using an Image
Using a Text Block
Understanding Controls & Buttons
Using the Scroll Viewer & Tool Tips
Understanding Item Controls & List Boxes
Using Tab Control
Working with a Menu
Using a Range Base
Adding Controls to the Music Player
Becoming Familiar with Rich Content
Using the XAML Clipboard
Using Embedded Fonts
Chapter IV: DATABINDING & RESOURCES (36 min)
Getting Started with Databinding
Databinding to Collections
Using Data Templates
Databinding to Other Elements
Using the Content Template Property
Using Value Converters
Using TwoWay Binding
Chapter V: APPEARANCE TEMPLATES ON CONTROLS (36 min)
Introducing Control Templates
Creating a Basic Button Template
Understanding Template Binding
Working with Control Templates
Using Templates in the Music Player
Merging a Scrollbar into the Music Player
Chapter VI: WPF’S VISUAL CAPABILITIES (54 min)
Creating a Volume Control Icon
Understanding Brush Type & Resource
Using a Gradient Brush
Adding an Opacity Mask to a Brush
Using Bitmap Effects
Understanding Storyboard & Animation
Adding Animation to a Control Template
Chapter VII: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: REAL WORLD WPF (31 min)
Creating a Shiny Button
Refining a Shiny Button
Creating a Button Border
Creating a Pressed Effect
Creating a Glow Effect
Final Comments & Credits
Total Run Time: 6 hrs
Robby Ingebretsen has over 5 years of experience with WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), a rare feat for a technology that is barely a year old! He garnered that experience as an original member of the WPF team at Microsoft where he was responsible for the group that created the WPF control library. During that time, Robby was also deeply involved in efforts to teach early adopters how to use the platform.
Today, Robby is the Director of Creative Development for IdentityMine. In this role, he has actively been putting WPF to work in real world projects and scenarios and has played a major part in creating IdentityMine’s instructor-lead training curriculum.
Robby is an industry recognized expert speaker on WPF and has a very popular blog at www.notstatic.com. He is also the author of the well known SimpleStyles and the XAML editing tool, Kaxaml. Robby lives in the Seattle area with his wife and two sons.
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