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Microsoft WPF: Essentials

Video Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED WITH WPF
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:01:24
    2. WPF Related Applications & Tools 00:03:15
    3. Starting a WPF Project 00:03:43
    4. Understanding XAML 00:04:54
    5. Using IntelliSense to Add Attributes 00:01:28
    6. Adding Elements to the Application 00:03:29
    7. Using Code Behind 00:03:56
  2. CHAPTER 2: LAYOUT BASICS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:22
    2. Understanding the Element Tree 00:03:45
    3. Introducing XamlPad 00:02:04
    4. Using the Canvas Panel 00:04:34
    5. Using the StackPanel 00:04:40
    6. Using the WrapPanel 00:03:09
    7. Working with the Margin Property 00:03:52
    8. Using the GridPanel 00:03:23
    9. Defining Rows & Columns 00:02:42
    10. Assigning Objects to Columns 00:03:35
    11. Defining Column Widths 00:02:32
    12. Using the Grid Splitter 00:03:24
    13. Applying a Layout to the Media Player 00:06:57
  3. CHAPTER 3: CONTROLS LIBRARY ESSENTIALS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:31
    2. Working with a Border 00:06:14
    3. Using an Image 00:03:01
    4. Using a Text Block 00:03:06
    5. Understanding Controls & Buttons 00:03:07
    6. Using the Scroll Viewer & Tool Tips 00:03:06
    7. Understanding Item Controls & List Boxes 00:02:53
    8. Using Tab Control 00:02:04
    9. Working with a Menu 00:02:10
    10. Using a Range Base 00:03:06
    11. Adding Controls to the Music Player 00:06:41
    12. Becoming Familiar with Rich Content 00:04:26
    13. Using the XAML Clipboard 00:03:34
    14. Using Embedded Fonts 00:02:37
  4. CHAPTER 4: DATABINDING & RESOURCES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:30
    2. Getting Started with Databinding 00:04:14
    3. Adding References 00:02:33
    4. Understanding Resources 00:06:18
    5. Databinding to Collections 00:03:15
    6. Using Data Templates 00:04:26
    7. Databinding to Other Elements 00:04:49
    8. Using the Content Template Property 00:02:16
    9. Using Value Converters 00:04:43
    10. Using TwoWay Binding 00:03:17
  5. CHAPTER 5: APPEARANCE TEMPLATES ON CONTROLS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:26
    2. Introducing Control Templates 00:02:15
    3. Creating a Basic Button Template 00:06:03
    4. Using Triggers 00:05:48
    5. Understanding Template Binding 00:01:54
    6. Using Styles 00:07:32
    7. Working with Control Templates 00:02:34
    8. Using Templates in the Music Player 00:05:45
    9. Merging a Scrollbar into the Music Player 00:04:19
  6. CHAPTER 6: WPF'S VISUAL CAPABILITIES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:29
    2. Creating a Volume Control Icon 00:08:48
    3. Understanding Brush Type & Resource 00:06:46
    4. Using a Gradient Brush 00:08:12
    5. Adding an Opacity Mask to a Brush 00:03:10
    6. Transforming Objects 00:11:45
    7. Using Bitmap Effects 00:03:49
    8. Understanding Storyboard & Animation 00:06:04
    9. Adding Animation to a Control Template 00:05:38
  7. CHAPTER 7: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: REAL WORLD WPF
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:29
    2. Creating a Shiny Button 00:08:04
    3. Refining a Shiny Button 00:05:05
    4. Creating a Button Border 00:04:44
    5. Creating a Pressed Effect 00:03:59
    6. Creating a Glow Effect 00:07:35
    7. Final Comments & Credits 00:01:58