- [Instructor] If you are a member of lynda.com or LinkedIn Learning, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. The files are in a folder named, Exercise Files. Put this folder in a location that makes sense for your computer. This is how I organized my copy. I have a Courseware folder on my C drive, then a child for each course that contains exercise files. This one's named, Wpf01, and here's my copy of the exercise files for this course. In order to use the exercises in this folder, you'll have to have Visual Studio installed.
I encourage you to also install the latest update for Visual Studio, which is called Update 3. Each chapter is number, I'll open in chapter three. If there is an exercise available for a video in this chapter, you'll find a matching numbered folder. Let's take a look at the files for video number seven. This is the Start folder for the project. In some videos there's also a Done folder containing the final version of the project created in the video. I'll open the Start folder. Here's the solution file.
This is the file that you open in Visual Studio. I'll double click on it. After a few seconds on my computer, it opens a solution inside Visual Studio. We can see the files that are part of that project. Now that you've seen how to open the exercise files, let's get started.
- Recognize the pluses of choosing Windows Presentation Foundations over other Microsoft UI frameworks.
- Evaluate the different options available with Windows Presentation Foundation project types.
- Devise a Windows Presentation Foundation project in Visual Studio.
- Break down the assemblies and parts of Windows Presentation Foundations.
- Use XAML editor and editor settings.
- Selecting data binding to present data.
- Compiling interaction code for an application.
- Use control templates, 3D parts, and effects in Windows Presentation Foundations.