M10262: Developing Windows Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
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Windows Client Application Design (4 topics)

  • Windows Client Technologies
  • Architectural Patterns
  • Interoperability between Windows Forms and WPF
  • Lab: Planning Windows Client Applications

Introduction to Visual Studio 2010 and WPF Version 4 (3 topics)

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

Designing and Developing a User Interface (5 topics)

  • Defining Page Layout
  • Using Content Controls
  • Using Item Controls
  • Sharing Logical Resources in a Window
  • Lab: Building a User Interface

Taking Control of the User Interface (5 topics)

  • 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

Testing, Unit Testing, and Debugging (5 topics)

  • WPF Testing Strategies
  • Debugging XAML
  • Providing User Feedback for Unhandled Exceptions
  • Understanding Security Features
  • Lab: Testing and Debugging WPF Applications

Simple Data Binding and Validation (7 topics)

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

Data Binding to Collections (6 topics)

  • 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

Enhancing UI Responsiveness (3 topics)

  • Implementing Asynchronous Processes
  • Implementing Responsive User Interfaces
  • Lab: Enhancing Application Performance

Integrating Localization and User Assistance Features (4 topics)

  • Localization and Globalization
  • Implementing User Assistance Features
  • Providing User Accessibility Features
  • Lab: Localizing a WPF Application

WPF 2D Graphics, Multimedia, and Printing (5 topics)

  • Displaying 2D Graphics
  • Displaying Images
  • Adding Multimedia to WPF Applications
  • Creating and Printing Documents
  • Lab: Drawing 2-D Graphics

Control Customization (6 topics)

  • 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

Attached Properties and Behaviors in WPF (4 topics)

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

Animations in WPF (4 topics)

  • Using Animations
  • Using Triggers
  • Implementing Data Visualizations
  • Lab: Creating Animations

Application State, Settings, and Lifecycle (4 topics)

  • Creating Application Settings
  • Consuming Application Settings
  • Creating Custom Configuration Sections
  • Lab: Creating a Settings Dialog

Configure and Deploy Windows Client Applications (5 topics)

  • Deployment Options
  • Deploying a Standalone WPF Application
  • Deploying an XBAP Application
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • Lab: Deploying Applications


These technology specialists should have at least one year of experience developing Windows-based applications by using a recent version of Visual Studio .NET, at least six months experience with Visual Studio 2010 (including pre-release versions), and should be able to demonstrate the following: * A solid understanding of the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 solution stack for WinForms applications * Experience in creating data-driven user interfaces for WinForms applications * Experience in programming against the WinForms object models * Experience in deploying WinForms applications * Limited experience (100-level) with WPF and Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) using VS2008.

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