Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of Windows Presentation Foundation 1: Build Dramatic Desktop Applications.
- [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.
- 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