WPF use a template system to define UI for controls and data. When a custom template is available, WPF replaces the default UI with the templated interface. This tutorial demonstrates some example templates that radically change the control appearance.
- [Narrator] One of my favorite features…of WPF is known as the control template.…Here's the idea: somebody builds a control.…It could be Microsoft, it could be you,…it could be your developer team.…And when you create the control, you define its behavior…and you also define its appearance.…And you put the appearance in what's known as a…default template, and then when that control is shown…on the screen, it uses your default look.…Now, these controls, they can be buttons,…sliders, check boxes, text blocks,…it could be a progress bar, things like that.…
These controls all have a default template.…The nice thing about these templates is that…you don't have to use the default.…You can replace it with your own template.…So you define, like, separate templates…and then you can apply that.…And there's a couple ways you can do that.…You can use a style.…You'll be able to style and inside the style you define…a control template or the other thing you can do is just…grid, what's known as a control template.…In this example I have on the screen, I've got some buttons.…
- Why choose Windows Presentation Foundation?
- Exploring the project types
- Creating a WPF project in Visual Studio
- Exploring assemblies and parts
- Using the XAML editor
- Creating the UI, including tabs, details, and controls
- Using data binding
- Adding styles
- Writing interaction code
- Using control templates, 3D parts, and effects
Skill Level Intermediate
Learning Visual Studio Team Serviceswith Jose Miguel Rady Allende1h 17m Intermediate
2. Create a WPF Application
3. Create the UI
4. Examples and Concepts
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