M10553: Fundamentals of XAML and Microsoft Expression Blend

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M10553

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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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