Course 10262: Developing Windows Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

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In this course, experienced developers who know the basics of Windows Forms development gain more advanced Windows Client design and development skills. WinForms and WPF programming models, as well as relative strengths and when to use each technology, are covered

Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for Technology Specialists in the area of Windows Client Development who work in a development environment that uses Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2010 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 to create rich client applications for Windows

At Course Completion:

After completing this course, students will be able to:
•understand how varying business requirements influence the design decisions when planning a Windows Client application.
•understand the new features of Visual Studio 2010 WPF
•design and build a UI that provides the expected end-user experience and UI functionality
•create a consistent and manageable user interface
•understand best practices when testing and learn how to debug their applications
•use advanced exception handling  in Windows Client application scenarios
•implement advanced data binding scenarios
•use coding techniques to improve the responsiveness of their applications
•implement localization, user assistance, and accessibility features within an application
•understand the basics of graphics in WPF
•customize controls and introduce students to custom controls
•implement application behaviors based on user actions or events by using attached properties and Expression Blend behaviors
•develop data visualization within their applications in a manner that enables the application user to drill down into data visual
•manage application state and settings throughout the application lifecycle
•deploy their applications using the various methods supported by Visual Studio 2010

Module 1: Windows Client Application Design

•Windows Client Technologies
•Architectural Patterns
•Interoperability between Windows Forms and WPF
Lab : Planning Windows Client Applications
•Identify Windows Client Technologies
•Choosing Design Patterns
•Lab Application Guided Walk-Through

Module 2: Introduction to Visual Studio 2010 and WPF Version 4

•What’s New in Visual Studio 2010?
•What’s New in WPF Version 4
Lab : Guided Tour of Visual Studio 2010 and XAML
•Guided tour of Visual Studio 2010
•Guided tour of XAML Editor

Module 3: Designing and Developing a User Interface

•Defining Page Layout
•Using Content Controls
•Using Item Controls
•Sharing Logical Resources in a Window
Lab : Building a User Interface
•Choosing User Interface Controls
•Laying out the User Interface
•Creating and Using Resource Dictionaries

Module 4: Taking Control of the User Interface

•Sharing Logical Resources in an Application
•Creating Consistent User Interfaces by Using Styles
•Changing the Appearance of Controls by Using Templates
•Handling Events and Commands
Lab : Dynamically Controlling the User Interface
•Creating Styles
•Using Application Commands
•Adding Routed Events
•Creating a Custom Command
•Migrating a Custom Command

Module 5: Testing, Unit Testing, and Debugging

•WPF Testing Strategies
•Debugging XAML
•Providing User Feedback for Unhandled Exceptions
•Understanding Security Features
Lab : Testing and Debugging WPF Applications
•Unit Testing Strategy
•Unit Testing WPF Applications
•Debugging Applications in Visual Studio 2010
•Advanced Exception Handling

Module 6: Simple Data Binding and Validation

•Overview of Data Binding
•Creating a Data Binding
•Implementing Property Change Notification
•Converting Data
•Validating Data
•Presenting Data at Design Time
Lab : Data Binding
•Binding Controls
•Implementing Value Converters
•Validating Data
•Implementing Property Change Notifications

Module 7: Data Binding to Collections

•Binding to Collections of Objects
•Using Collection Views
•Creating Master-Detail User Interfaces
•Using Data Templates
•Presenting Design Time Data Collections
Lab : Data Binding to Collections
•Binding to Collections of Data
•Using Collection Views
•Creating Master-Detail User Interfaces
•Using Data Templates

Module 8: Enhancing UI Responsiveness

•Implementing Asynchronous Processes
•Implementing Responsive User Interfaces
Lab : Enhancing Application Performance
•Asynchronous Programming Strategy
•Asynchronous Programming
•Parallelizing Tasks

Module 9: Integrating Localization and User Assistance Features

•Localization and Globalization
•Implementing User Assistance Features
•Providing User Accessibility Features
Lab : Localizing a WPF Application
•Preparing for Localization for the LocBAML Approach
•Localizing Resources by Using LocBAML
•Preparing for Localization by Using Strongly Typed Resources
•Localizing Resources by Using Strongly Typed Resources
•Choosing a Localization Approach

Module 10: WPF 2D Graphics, Multimedia, and Printing

•Displaying 2D Graphics
•Displaying Images
•Adding Multimedia to WPF Applications
•Creating and Printing Documents
Lab : Drawing 2-D Graphics
•Identify the Appropriate Windows Client Technology
•Creating the Data Access Layer and User Interface
•Drawing Shapes, Painting with Brushes and Appling Effects
•Adding Images

Module 11: Control Customization

•Overview of Control Authoring
•Creating User Controls
•Creating Custom Controls
•Managing Control Appearance by Using Visual States
•Integrating WPF and Windows Forms
Lab : Building a User Control
•Identify the Approach Control Type
•Creating a User Control in WPF
•Adding a WPF Control to a Windows Forms Application

Module 12: Attached Properties and Behaviors in WPF

•Implementing Attached Properties
•Implementing Drag-and-Drop User Interfaces
•Implementing Expression Blend Behaviors, Triggers and Actions
Lab : Implementing Drag-and-Drop Operations
•Implementing Drag-and-Drop Operations
•Implementing Expression Blend Behaviors

Module 13: Animations in WPF

•Using Animations
•Using Triggers
•Implementing Data Visualizations
Lab : Creating Animations
•Creating Animations Declaratively
•Creating Animations Dynamically
•Creating Routed Events
•Handling Routed Events

Module 14: Application State, Settings, and Lifecycle

•Creating Application Settings
•Consuming Application Settings
•Creating Custom Configuration Sections
Lab : Creating a Settings Dialog
•Creating Application and User Setting by Using Visual Studio
•Creating a Dialog Window
•Reading and Writing Settings
•Consuming Settings Properties

Module 15: Configure and Deploy Windows Client Applications

•Deployment Options
•Deploying a Standalone WPF Application
•Deploying an XBAP Application
•Configuring Security Settings
Lab : Deploying Applications
•Developing a Standalone Installer
•Configuring a Click Once Deployment
•Updating a Click Once Deployment
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