WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation)

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Overview Take a guided tour of Microsoft’s newest UI (user interface) platform, WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) in this video series. …


Take a guided tour of Microsoft’s newest UI (user interface) platform, WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) in this video series. Instructed by Robby Ingebretsen, you will learn invaluable tips and techniques for building amazing applications and user experiences. Ideal for developers and creative professionals, this training series plunges into fundamental principles including XAML, layout, controls, data binding, styles, templates, graphics, animation, and much more.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

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  • Software engineers
  • Aspiring WPF developers
  • Graduate software developers

This course consists of the following:

  • Module 1: Getting Started with WPF
  • Module 2: Layout Basics
  • Module 3: Control Library Essentials
  • Module 4: Daytabinding & Resources
  • Module 5: Appearance Templates on Controls
  • Module 6: WPF's Visual Capabilities
  • Module 7: Putting it all together : Real World

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation).

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

This course could help you pursue a career in any of the following industries:

  • Software engineering
  • Software developing
  • Technical architecture
  • WPF Development

Robby Ingebretsen has over 5 years of experience with WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), a rare feat for a technology that is barely a year old! He garnered that experience as an original member of the WPF team at Microsoft where he was responsible for the group that created the WPF control library. During that time, Robby was also deeply involved in efforts to teach early adopters how to use the platform.

Today, Robby is the Director of Creative Development for IdentityMine. In this role, he has actively been putting WPF to work in real world projects and scenarios and has played a major part in creating IdentityMine’s instructor-lead training curriculum.

Robby is an industry recognized expert speaker on WPF and has a very popular blog at He is also the author of the well known SimpleStyles and the XAML editing tool, Kaxaml. Robby lives in the Seattle area with his wife and two sons.


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Course Curriculum

1. WPF Related Applications & Tools
2. Starting a WPF Project
3. Understanding XAML
4. Using IntelliSense to Add Attributes
5. Adding Elements to the Application
6. Using Code Behind
1. Understanding the Element Tree
2. Introducing XamlPad
3. Using the Canvas Panel
4. Using the StackPanel
5. Using the WrapPanel
6. Working with the Margin Property
7. Using the GridPanel
8. Defining Rows & Columns
9. Assigning Objects to Columns
10. Defining Column Widths
11. Using the Grid Splitter
12. Applying a Layout to the Media Player
1. Working with a Border
2. Using an Image
3. Using a Text Block
4. Understanding Controls & Buttons
5. Using the Scroll Viewer & Tool Tips
6. Understanding Item Controls & List Boxes
7. Using Tab Control
8. Working with a Menu
9. Using a Range Base
10. Adding Controls to the Music Player
11. Becoming Familiar with Rich Content
12. Using the XAML Clipboard
13. Using Embedded Fonts
1. Getting Started with Databinding
2. Adding References
3. Understanding Resources
4. Databinding to Collections
5. Using Data Templates
6. Databinding to Other Elements
7. Using the Content Template Property
8. Using Value Converters
9. Using TwoWay Binding
1. Introducing Control Templates
2. Creating a Basic Button Template
3. Using Triggers
4. Understanding Template Binding
5. Using Styles
6. Working with Control Templates
7. Using Templates in the Music Player
8. Merging a Scrollbar into the Music Player
1. Creating a Volume Control Icon
2. Understanding Brush Type & Resource
3. Using a Gradient Brush
4. Adding an Opacity Mask to a Brush
5. Transforming Objects
6. Using Bitmap Effects
7. Understanding Storyboard & Animation
8. Adding Animation to a Control Template
1. Creating a Shiny Button
2. Refining a Shiny Button
3. Creating a Button Border
4. Creating a Pressed Effect
5. Creating a Glow Effect
6. Final Comments & Credits

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