M10553: Fundamentals of XAML and Microsoft Expression Blend

3 Day Course
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Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M10553

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Overview

This 3-day course covers core and essential XAML skills. The learner will gain valuable experience developing XAML code in both Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend 4. The course teaches the beginner and intermediate tasks that enable the learner to build the foundational skills required to develop professional Silverlight 4 and WPF applications (for the Web, Windows desktops, and Windows Phone 7 devices). The course will include hands-on labs that comprise approximately 50% of the classroom time and enable the student to learn the essential XAML programming tasks that are the building blocks of real-world applications.

The target audience for this training course is professional developers who have experience creating Windows Forms and ASP.NET Web application with Visual Studio 2010, and who are interested in learning the core and essential XAML programming tasks that are required for professional Silverlight 4 and WPF programming in both Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend 4 environments.

This course is intended for developers who have programming experience using either Visual Basic .NET or C# and who understand the concepts of object-oriented programming. This course is designed for developers who need to become comfortable using Expression Blend 4 and Visual Studio 2010.

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Modules

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Binding in XAML (4 topics)

  • This module familiarizes the students with various binding techniques.
  • Introduction to XAML-Based Applications
  • Tools for Designing and Developing XAML-Based Applications
  • Anatomy of a XAML-Based Application

Creating Vector Graphics with Expression Studio 4 (4 topics)

  • This module describes how to create vector graphics by using both Expression Blend 4 and Expression Design 4
  • Creating Vector Graphics with Expression Blend 4
  • Creating Vector Graphics with Expression Design 4
  • Importing Vector Graphics into Expression Blend 4

Laying out a XAML-Based Application (3 topics)

  • This module describes how to create a simple XAML-based application and how to create a user interface by using various layout controls and other controls from the toolbox.
  • Organizing Controls in the User Interface
  • Adding and Manipulating Controls

Developing and Debugging XAML-Based Applications (5 topics)

  • This module describes how to work with key parts and logic of XAML-based applications, such as startup parameters, hosting controls, App events, and InitParams.
  • Developing WPF Applications
  • Developing Silverlight Applications
  • Hosting Silverlight Applications
  • Debugging XAML-Based Applications

Creating Controls Programmatically and Working with Media Files (3 topics)

  • This module describes how to work with XAML objects programmatically and play audio and video files
  • Creating and Using Controls Programmatically
  • Working with Media Files

Working with Resources, Styles, Control Templates, and Behaviors (4 topics)

  • This module describes how to manage development efforts by using a variety of reusable/modular concepts in XAML-based applications
  • Working with Resources
  • Working with Styles and Control Templates
  • Working with Actions, Triggers, and Behaviors

Implementing Transforms, Animations, and Visual States (4 topics)

  • This module describes how to use animation techniques in XAML-based applications
  • Transforms in XAML-Based Applications
  • Animations in XAML-Based Applications
  • Implementing and Working with Visual States

Binding in XAML (3 topics)

  • This module familiarizes the students with various binding techniques.
  • Property Binding in XAML-Based Applications
  • Data Binding in XAML-Based Applications

Prototyping Applications by Using SketchFlow in Expression Blend 4 (3 topics)

  • This module describes how to use SketchFlow to prototype complex user interfaces and to gather feedback from clients.
  • Prototyping Applications with SketchFlow
  • Packaging and Reviewing Prototypes Developed with SketchFlow

Prerequisites

In addition to the professional experience, this course requires that student meet the following prerequisites: 1-3 months of professional programming experience with Visual Studio 2010. In addition to the technical knowledge, students who attend this training should have hands-on experience in the following areas: Some professional experience in developing either ASP.NET Web applications or Windows Forms desktop applications.

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