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Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides a rich set of libraries and APIs for developers to create engaging user experiences. This course features a wide range of examples, from simple to complex, to demonstrate how to develop enterprise-grade applications with WPF.
This course is divided into two parts: WPF Fundamentals & WPF In-Depth. If you want to get an in-depth view of WPF mechanics and capabilities, then this course is for you.
The course begins by teaching you about the fundamentals of WPF and then quickly shows you the standard controls and the layout options. It teaches you about data bindings and how to utilize resources and the MVVM pattern to maintain a clean and reusable structure in your code. After this, you will explore the animation capabilities of WPF and see how they integrate with other mechanisms. Towards the end of the course, you will learn about WCF services and explore WPF's support for debugging and asynchronous operations.
The second part of this course starts by introducing the benefits of using the Model-View-View Model (MVVM) software architectural pattern with WPF, then moves on, to explain how best to debug our WPF applications. It explores application architecture, and we learn how to build the foundation layer of our applications.
It then demonstrates data binding in detail, and examines the various built-in WPF controls and a variety of ways in which we can customize them to suit our requirements. We then investigate how to create custom controls, for when the built-in functionality in WPF cannot be adapted for our needs.
The course also deals with polishing our applications, using practical animations, stunning visuals and responsive data validation. It then moves on, to look at improving application performance, and ends with tutorials on several methods of deploying our applications.
At the end of the course, you will have a deep understanding of WPF and will know how to build resilient applications.