Developing Windows Application with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Session Detail:    Classroom 5 Day

In this course the student will learn how to develop rich client applications using .NET Framework 4.0. This also helps prepare you for certification exam 70-511.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • An understanding of the problem-solving techniques that apply to software development, including the following principles of software development:
    • modern software development models
    • typical phases of a software development lifecycle
    • concepts of event-driven programming
    • concepts of object-oriented programming
    • creating use-case diagrams
    • designing and building a user interface
    • developing a structured application
  • A general understanding of the purpose, function, and features of following .NET Framework topics:
    • Common Language Runtime
    • .NET Framework class library
    • Common Type System
    • Component interoperation
    • Cross-Language Interoperability
    • Assemblies in the Common Language Runtime
    • Application Domains
    • Runtime hosts supported by the .NET Framework
  • Experience using Visual Studio 2008 in the following task areas:
    • Declaring and initializing typed variables using the Camel case naming convention
    • Using arithmetic, relational, and logical operators in code statements
    • Using branching statements to control code execution
    • Using looping statements to iterate through collections or repeat steps until a specified condition is met
    • Creating classes and methods to establish the basic structure of an application
    • Using methods and events to implement the programming logic of an application
    • Identifying syntax and logic errors
    • Accessing and managing data from a data source
  • Experience in object-oriented design and development as follows:
    • Creating and accessing classes and class properties
    • Creating and accessing methods and overloaded methods
    • Implementing inheritance, base classes, and abstract classes
    • Declaring, raising, and handling events
    • Responding to and throwing exceptions
    • Implementing interfaces and polymorphism
    • Implementing shared and static members
    • Implementing generics
    • Creating components and class libraries
  • Experience in N-Tier application design and development as follows:
    • Managing a software development process
    • Controlling input at the user interface level in Windows Client applications
    • Debugging, tracing, and profiling .NET applications
    • Monitoring and logging .NET applications
    • Implementing basic testing best practices
    • Performing basic Data Access tasks with LINQ
      • Basics of LINQ to XML
      • Basics of LINQ to Entities
      • Basics of LINQ to SQL
    • Implementing basic security best practices in .NET Applications
      • Basics of Code Access Security
      • Basics of Role-Based Security
      • Basics of Cryptography Services
    • Implementing basic service calls
      • Basics of consuming XML Web Services
      • Basics of consuming WCF Services
    • Using .NET Configuration Files
    • Deploying .Net Framework Applications using ClickOnce and the MS Installer

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended for Technology Specialists in the area of Windows Client Development who work in a development environment that uses Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2010 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 to create rich client applications for Windows.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Windows Client Application Design

  • Lesson 1: Windows Client Technologies
  • Lesson 2: Architectural Patterns
  • Lesson 3: Interoperability between Windows Forms and WPF

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Choose appropriate Windows client technologies
  • Choose appropriate architectural patterns
  • Identify areas for migration from WinForms
  • Identify areas for interoperability between WinForms and WPF

Module 2: Introduction to Visual Studio 2010 and WPF Version 4

  • Lesson 1: What’s New in Visual Studio 2010?
  • Lesson 2: What’s New in WPF Version 4

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use new features in Visual Studio 2010
  • Use new features in WPF version 4

Module 3: Designing and Developing a User Interface

  • Lesson 1: Defining Page Layout
  • Lesson 2: Using Content Controls
  • Lesson 3: Using Item Controls
  • Lesson 4: Sharing Logical Resources in a Window

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define page layout
  • Use content controls
  • Use item controls
  • Share resources within a window or user control

Module 4: Taking Control of the User Interface

  • Lesson 1: Sharing Logical Resources in an Application
  • Lesson 2: Creating Consistent User Interfaces by Using Styles
  • Lesson 3: Changing the Appearance of Controls by Using Templates
  • Lesson 4: Handling Events and Commands

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Share logical resources throughout an application
  • Create a consistent user interface by using styles
  • Change the appearance of controls by using templates
  • Handle events and commands

Module 5: Testing, Unit Testing, and Debugging

  • Lesson 1: WPF Testing Strategies
  • Lesson 2: Debugging XAML
  • Lesson 3: Providing User Feedback for Unhandled Exceptions
  • Lesson 4: UnderstandingSecurity Features

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement a WPF unit test strategy
  • Debug XAML by using the WPF Visualizer and PresentationTraceSources
  • Provide user feedback for unhandled exceptions
  • Understand the security features of an application

Module 6: Simple Data Binding and Validation

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Data Binding
  • Lesson 2: Creating a Data Binding
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Property Change Notification
  • Lesson 4: Converting Data
  • Lesson 5: Validating Data
  • Lesson 6: Presenting Data at Design Time

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain WPF data binding concepts and terminology
  • Create a binding between a data source and a control
  • Implement property change notification
  • Convert data between the binding source and the binding target
  • Validate data entered by the user
  • Present data at design time

Module 7: Data Binding to Collections

  • Lesson 1: Binding to Collections of Objects
  • Lesson 2: Using Collection Views
  • Lesson 3: Creating Master-Detail User Interfaces
  • Lesson 4: Using Data Templates
  • Lesson 5: Presenting Design Time Data Collections

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Bind to a collection of objects
  • Sort, filter, and group collections by using collection views
  • Create master-detail user interfaces
  • Customize data display by using data templates
  • Present data collections at design time

Module 8: Enhancing UI Responsiveness

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Asynchronous Processes
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Responsive User Interfaces

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement asynchronous processes
  • Implement responsive user interfaces

Module 9: Integrating Localization and User Assistance Features

  • Lesson 1: Localization and Globalization
  • Lesson 2: Implementing User Assistance Features
  • Lesson 3: Providing User Accessibility Features

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe WPF localization and globalization features
  • Implement localized WPF applications
  • Implement user assistance features
  • Provide user accessibility features

Module 10: WPF 2D Graphics, Multimedia, and Printing

  • Lesson 1: Displaying 2D Graphics
  • Lesson 2: Displaying Images
  • Lesson 3: Adding Multimedia to WPF Applications
  • Lesson 4: Creating and Printing Documents

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Display 2D graphics
  • Add images in a WPF application
  • Add multimedia content to a WPF application
  • Create and print documents

Module 11: Control Customization

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Control Authoring
  • Lesson 2: Creating User Controls
  • Lesson 3: Creating Custom Controls
  • Lesson 4: Managing Control Appearance by Using Visual States
  • Lesson 5: Integrating WPF and Windows Forms

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain scenarios and options for creating new controls
  • Create user controls
  • Create custom controls
  • Integrate WPF and WinForms controls

Module 12: Attached Properties and Behaviors in WPF

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Attached Properties
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Drag-and-Drop User Interfaces
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Expression Blend Behaviors, Triggers, and Actions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe WPF attached properties
  • Implement drag and drop
  • Implement Expression Blend behaviors

Module 13: Animations in WPF

  • Lesson 1: Using Animations
  • Lesson 2: Using Triggers
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Data Visualizations

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain when animations are appropriate for the user interface
  • Implement animation in WPF
  • Initiate animation by using triggers
  • Present data visualizations by using WPF

Module 14: Application State, Settings, and Lifecycle

  • Lesson 1: Creating Application Settings
  • Lesson 2: Consuming Application Settings
  • Lesson 3: Creating Custom Configuration Sections

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Persist user and application settings
  • Consume user settings

Module 15: Configure and Deploy Windows Client Applications

  • Lesson 1: Deployment Options
  • Lesson 2: Deploying a Standalone WPF Application
  • Lesson 3: Deploying an XBAP Application
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Security Settings

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain deployment options
  • Deploy a standalone WPF application by using a Setup and Deployment project
  • Deploy a ClickOnce application
  • Configure security settings

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