WPF Courseware Updated to Visual Studio 2012
August 20, 2013.
Object Innovations today released updated four-day course on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).
These courses are now current to .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012. The database chapter now uses the LocalDB version
of SQL Server 2012 Express, which Microosft recommends for development work.
The updated courses, available in both C# and Visual Basic, are:
WPF is the preferred current technology for developing Windows client applications.
It is also a very complex technology.
Its sheer size is staggering, and there are many important concepts that must be mastered
to be truly proficient in programming WPF. The learning curve can be steep.
The Object Innovations courses provide a practical, hands-on introduction
to the basic areas of the technology, enabling a programmer to do with WPF
the typical things they can do with other Windows GUI development technologies,
such as MFC, Visual Basic or Windows Forms: create applications with windows, controls,
dialogs, menus and toolbars. It includes a treatment of XAML, an XML-based declarative language
for defining program elements. It also covers the flexible layout capabilities of WPF
(something that goes far beyond what can be done conveniently in Windows Forms)
and the command architecture that is more flexible than events.
The courseware includes coverage of a number of important intermediate
and advanced topics, including resources, routed events, dependency properties, data binding,
styles, templates, skins and themes. The updated courseware contains material on data access
using the Entity Data Model 5 and the DataGrid control.
Shipments of the revised courseware begin immediately.