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WPF 4.5 Programming LiveLessons (Video Training)

Video Description

4½ Hours of Video Instruction

In WPF 4.5 Programming LiveLessons, Jason Rainwater shows how to create rich, next-generation applications with WPF using Visual Studio 2013. Master panels, content and item controls, code behind, binding, resources, styles, templates, behaviors, animations, custom controls, localization, navigation, MVVM, and more! New features on 4.5 are covered, including binding to static properties, automatically updating the source of a data binding via delay, and enabling smooth scrolling with ScrollUnit on VirtualizingStackPanel.

About the Author

Jason Rainwateris a senior consultant with Veracity Solutions. His specialties include in-depth knowledge of WPF, Silverlight, and XAML; he has designed and built enterprise scalable WPF and Silverlight smart client applications utilizing MVVM, Prism, and many more patterns and frameworks.

Skill Level

  • Beginner to intermediate

Learn how to

  • Create a WPF application starting from the very first project creation
  • Understand the basic controls
  • Style controls
  • Use Binding
  • Write custom controls
  • Use advanced XAML techniques such as Behaviors
  • Understand advanced concepts such as localization, navigation, and MVVM

Who Should Take This Course

  • Developers looking for a practical introduction to WPF for creating desktop business applications

Course Requirements

  • Familiar with C# programming
  • Experience using Visual Studio

Table of Contents

Introduction

WPF Overview

Lesson 1: Introduction to WPF

Topics

1.1 What is WPF?

1.2 What is XAML?

1.3 The Application Class

Part 1: Controls

Lesson 2: Layout

Topics

2.1 Basic Layout

2.2 Advanced Layout

Lesson 3: Panels

Topics

3.1 What are Panels?

3.2 Grid

3.3 StackPanel

3.4 DockPanel

3.5 WrapPanel

3.6 Canvas

Lesson 4: ContentControls

Topics

4.1 ContentControl Basics

4.2 TextBox

4.3 Button

Lesson 5: ItemsControl

Topics

5.1 ItemsControl Basics

5.2 ListBox

5.3 ComboBox

5.4 DataGrid

5.5 Scrolling and Virtualization

Lesson 6: Controls in Code Behind

Topics

6.1 Build a Screen in Code Behind

6.2 The Visual Tree

Part 2: Data Binding

Lesson 7: How Data Binding Works

Topics

7.1 What are Dependency Properties?

7.2 Dependency Properties in Code

7.3 Attached Properties in Code and XAML

7.4 DataContext

Lesson 8: The Basics of Data Binding

Topics

8.1 Notifications

8.2 Path

8.3 Mode

8.4 Converters

8.5 Converter Parameters

8.6 MultiBinding

Lesson 9: Advanced Data Binding

Topics

9.1 Sources

9.2 UpdateSourceTrigger and Delay

9.3 Validation

9.4 Bindings in Code

9.5 Binding to Static Properties

Part 3: Resources, Styles and Templates

Lesson 10: Resources

Topics

10.1 ResourceDictionary

10.2 StaticResource

10.3 DynamicResource

10.4 Where and How Resources Are Resolved

Lesson 11: Styles

Topics

11.1 What Styles Are and How They Work

11.2 How Styles Are Set

11.3 Style Inheritance (BasedOn)

Lesson 12: Control Templates

Topics

12.1 What Control Templates Are and How They Work

12.2 TemplateBinding

12.3 Triggers

12.4 VisualStateManager

12.5 ItemsControl's Template

12.6 TextBox Special Case

12.7 How to Set Templates

Lesson 13: Data Templates

Topics

13.1 What Data Templates Are and How They Work

13.2 Triggers

13.3 How to Set Data Templates

Part 4: Custom Controls, Behaviors, and Animations

Lesson 14: Custom Controls

Topics

14.1 Create a Custom Control

14.2 Build a Simple Control

14.3 Build an Advanced Control

Lesson 15: Interactions

Topics

15.1 Behaviors

15.2 TargetedTriggerActions

15.3 A More Advanced Behavior

15.4 Attached Property Behaviors

Lesson 16: Animations

Topics

16.1 Animation Basics

16.2 Advanced Animations

Part 5: Localization, Navigation, and MVVM

Lesson 17: Localization and Navigation

Topics

17.1 Adding Localization to XAML

17.2 Basic Navigation

Lesson 18: MVVM Basics

Topics

18.1 What is MVVM?

18.2 MVVM in Action

Summary

About LiveLessons Video Training

The LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons on InformIT at: http://www.informit.com/livelessons

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. WPF 4.5 Programming LiveLessons: Introduction 00:02:48
  2. WPF Overview
    1. WPF Overview 00:00:06
  3. Lesson 1: Introduction to WPF
    1. Topics 00:00:23
    2. 1.1 What is WPF? 00:01:00
    3. 1.2 What is XAML? 00:06:20
    4. 1.3 The Application Class 00:04:47
  4. Part 1: Controls
    1. Controls 00:00:06
  5. Lesson 2: Layout
    1. Topics 00:00:22
    2. 2.1 Basic Layout 00:04:45
    3. 2.2 Advanced Layout 00:03:40
  6. Lesson 3: Panels
    1. Topics 00:00:21
    2. 3.1 What are Panels? 00:01:33
    3. 3.2 Grid 00:04:04
    4. 3.3 StackPanel 00:01:37
    5. 3.4 DockPanel 00:02:12
    6. 3.5 WrapPanel 00:01:29
    7. 3.6 Canvas 00:01:11
  7. Lesson 4: ContentControls
    1. Topics 00:00:22
    2. 4.1 ContentControl Basics 00:03:55
    3. 4.2 TextBox 00:06:31
    4. 4.3 Button 00:04:42
  8. Lesson 5: ItemsControl
    1. Topics 00:00:28
    2. 5.1 ItemsControl Basics 00:04:33
    3. 5.2 ListBox 00:08:27
    4. 5.3 ComboBox 00:01:51
    5. 5.4 DataGrid 00:04:40
    6. 5.5 Scrolling and Virtualization 00:03:03
  9. Lesson 6: Controls in Code Behind
    1. Topics 00:00:22
    2. 6.1 Build a Screen in Code Behind 00:02:52
    3. 6.2 The Visual Tree 00:03:36
  10. Part 2: Data Binding
    1. Data Binding 00:00:06
  11. Lesson 7: How Data Binding Works
    1. Topics 00:00:32
    2. 7.1 What are Dependency Properties? 00:01:56
    3. 7.2 Dependency Properties in Code 00:07:16
    4. 7.3 Attached Properties in Code and XAML 00:05:09
    5. 7.4 DataContext 00:04:10
  12. Lesson 8: The Basics of Data Binding
    1. Topics 00:00:25
    2. 8.1 Notifications 00:07:18
    3. 8.2 Path 00:02:22
    4. 8.3 Mode 00:02:29
    5. 8.4 Converters 00:03:44
    6. 8.5 Converter Parameters 00:01:24
    7. 8.6 MultiBinding 00:02:59
  13. Lesson 9: Advanced Data Binding
    1. Topics 00:00:28
    2. 9.1 Sources 00:03:58
    3. 9.2 UpdateSourceTrigger and Delay 00:03:07
    4. 9.3 Validation 00:03:03
    5. 9.4 Bindings in Code 00:03:58
    6. 9.5 Binding to Static Properties 00:03:47
  14. Part 3: Resources, Styles and Templates
    1. Resources, Styles and Templates 00:00:06
  15. Lesson 10: Resources
    1. Topics 00:00:23
    2. 10.1 ResourceDictionary 00:06:03
    3. 10.2 StaticResource 00:01:03
    4. 10.3 DynamicResource 00:02:54
    5. 10.4 Where and How Resources Are Resolved 00:03:53
  16. Lesson 11: Styles
    1. Topics 00:00:27
    2. 11.1 What Styles Are and How They Work 00:03:35
    3. 11.2 How Styles Are Set 00:04:01
    4. 11.3 Style Inheritance (BasedOn) 00:01:59
  17. Lesson 12: Control Templates
    1. Topics 00:00:28
    2. 12.1 What Control Templates Are and How They Work 00:04:23
    3. 12.2 TemplateBinding 00:03:32
    4. 12.3 Triggers 00:02:28
    5. 12.4 VisualStateManager 00:03:43
    6. 12.5 ItemsControl's Template 00:02:40
    7. 12.6 TextBox Special Case 00:03:12
    8. 12.7 How to Set Templates 00:03:14
  18. Lesson 13: Data Templates
    1. Topics 00:00:27
    2. 13.1 What Data Templates Are and How They Work 00:03:26
    3. 13.2 Triggers 00:02:27
    4. 13.3 How to Set Data Templates 00:02:47
  19. Part 4: Custom Controls, Interactions and Animations
    1. Custom Controls, Interactions and Animations 00:00:06
  20. Lesson 14: Custom Controls
    1. Topics 00:00:28
    2. 14.1 Create a Custom Control 00:04:54
    3. 14.2 Build a Simple Control 00:06:17
    4. 14.3 Build an Advanced Control 00:06:17
  21. Lesson 15: Interactions
    1. Topics 00:00:31
    2. 15.1 Behaviors 00:03:16
    3. 15.2 TargetedTriggerActions 00:02:03
    4. 15.3 A More Advanced Behavior 00:02:13
    5. 15.4 Attached Property Behaviors 00:03:19
  22. Lesson 16: Animations
    1. Topics 00:00:19
    2. 16.1 Animation Basics 00:10:13
  23. Part 5: Localization, Navigation and MVVM
    1. Localization, Navigation and MVVM 00:00:06
  24. Lesson 17: Localization and Navigation
    1. Topics 00:00:26
    2. 17.1 Adding Localization to XAML 00:10:16
    3. 17.2 Basic Navigation 00:04:48
  25. Lesson 18: MVVM Basics
    1. Topics 00:00:23
    2. 18.1 What is MVVM? 00:02:01
    3. 18.2 MVVM in Action 00:10:36
  26. Summary
    1. WPF 4.5 Programming LiveLessons: Summary 00:01:14