Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a dramatic Windows application with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), part of Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training.
Windows Presentation Foundation,…more commonly called WPF, provides a rich model for building modern user interfaces.…It contains incredible data binding tools, a superb animation toolset, and is the…best Microsoft technology for building desktop applications.…As you suspect, Visual Studio contains a project template for creating WPF applications.…I'm going to go to Visual Studio's File menu and choose New > Project.…Then I'm going to click on the language of choice.…
Today, I'll choose Visual C#, and then I will click on Windows.…There are several templates inside this folder.…First is the standard WPF Application, second is a specialized type of…application called a WPF Browser App-- sometimes called an XBAP--that runs…within your browser.…Then lastly, there are two Custom Libraries down here:…WPF Custom Control Library and WPF User Control Library.…
For today, I'm going to choose WPF Application, and then place that in my Movie folder.…I am going to click OK and wait for about two seconds.…
- Creating a Visual Studio project
- Building the user interface
- Binding to an RSS feed
- Coding with IntelliSense
- Creating rich Internet applications with Silverlight
- Building Windows applications with Windows Forms
- Integrating with SQL Server
- Working with Microsoft Office applications
- Understanding extensibility in Visual Studio
- Working with data, ADO.NET and datasets
- Using source control
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Which edition of Visual Studio 2010 do I need to follow along in this course?
A: The course is taught with Visual Studio 2010 Professional, but can also be used with the Premium or Ultimate editions. The Express editions of Visual Studio, including Visual Basic 2010 Express, Visual C# 2010 Express, and Visual C++ Express, are not covered in this course.
Q: I'm attempting to download the exercise files for this course, and my virus protection is blocking me from unzipping the downloaded file. Are the files corrupted?
A: The alert is a false-positive message. Your antivirus software is detecting the active code included in the exercise files, which in some ways resembles viral code. There is nothing to be alarmed about and you can ignore the warning. This is common among coding courses and environments.
1. Getting Started
2. Exploring the Visual Studio Workspace (IDE)
3. Building a Simple Application
4. Exploring the Code Editors
5. Working with Code
6. Understanding the Project Types
7. Digging Into Your Data
8. Debugging Your Application
9. Testing Your Application
10. Deploying Your Application
11. Working with Source Control
12. Integrating with Microsoft Office Applications
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13. Extending Visual Studio
14. Configuring Your Application
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