Windows Presentation Foundation

Session Detail:    Classroom 3 Day

This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to build and configure a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) solution.


Before attending this course, students should have intermediate experience developing applications by using earlier versions of Microsoft Visual Studio at level 200.

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended for application developers who know how to build Windows Forms applications, custom user controls in .NET Framework 2.0, and how to use the common features of the base class library. They do not have to understand concepts such as advanced UI threading and asynchronous programming, building custom controls from scratch, or using graphics device interface (GDI). They also do not need experience building add-ins or custom designers in the Microsoft Visual Studio development system.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Creating an Application by Using WPF


  • Lesson 1: Overview of WPF
  • Lesson 2: Creating a Simple WPF Application
  • Lesson 3: Handling Events and Commands
  • Lesson 4: Navigating Between Pages

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain WPF concepts and features
  • Create a simple WPF application
  • Handle events and commands
  • Navigate between pages in a WPF application


Module 2: Building User Interfaces

  • Lesson 1: Defining Page Layout
  • Lesson 2: Building User Interfaces by Using Content Controls
  • Lesson 3: Building User Interfaces by Using Items Controls
  • Lesson 4: Hosting Windows Forms Controls

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define layout
  • Use content controls
  • Use items controls
  • Host Windows Forms controls

Module 3: Customizing Appearance

  • 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 Control Templates
  • Lesson 4: Enhancing User Interfaces by Using Triggers and Animations

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Share logical resources throughout an 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

Module 4: Data Binding

  • 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

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 notifications
  • Convert data between the binding source and the binding target
  • Validate data entered by the user

Module 5: Data Binding to Collections

  • Lesson 1: Binding to Collections of Objects
  • Lesson 2: Presenting Data by Using Collection Views
  • Lesson 3: Presenting Data by Using Data Templates

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
  • Fine-tune data display by using data templates

Module 6: Creating New Controls

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Control Authoring
  • Lesson 2: Creating Controls

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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

Module 7: Managing Documents

  • Lesson 1: Creating and Viewing Flow Documents
  • Lesson 2: Creating and Viewing Fixed Documents
  • Lesson 3: Packaging Documents
  • Lesson 4: Printing Documents

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and view flow documents
  • Create and view fixed documents
  • Package a document
  • Print a document

Module 8: Graphics and Multimedia

  • Lesson 1: Creating 2-D graphics
  • Lesson 2: Displaying Images
  • Lesson 3: Creating 3-D Graphics
  • Lesson 4: Manipulating the 3-D Environment
  • Lesson 5: Adding Multimedia

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Display 2-D graphics
  • Add images in a WPF application
  • Display 3-D graphics
  • Use additional 3-D graphics capabilities
  • Add multimedia content to a WPF application

Module 9: Configuring and Deploying Applications in Windows Presentation Foundation

  • Lesson 1: Deployment Options
  • Lesson 2: Deploying a Stand-Alone WPF Application
  • Lesson 3: Deploying an XBAP Application
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Manifest Settings

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain deployment options
  • Deploy a standalone WPF application
  • Deploy an XBAP application
  • Configure security settings

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