Windows Presentation Foundation Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008


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This session introduces many of the core features in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 for the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) programming model, such as XAML, layout, controls, resources, styling, and data binding. Using Visual Studio 2008, we build a WPF-based application from scratch.

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Windows Presentation Foundation Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

  1. 1. Understand what kind of applications Windows Presentation Foundation can deliver See how Visual Studio 2008 & Microsoft Expression Blend work together to enable building and deploying WPF applications Understand when to use the Visual Studio WPF Design surface and XAML Editor Know how to start achieving designer/developer workflow A Visual Studio and WPF centered session – no Silverlight 2 and very limited Blend coverage
  2. 2. iBloks
  3. 3. British Library quot;Turning the Pagesquot; Rare Book Viewer
  4. 4. Online Newspaper Reader Check out
  5. 5. Other layout containers supported include Designer helps you Easy control over Canvas and use the Grid easily resize behavior (limited support) DockPanel StackPanel
  6. 6. Support for IntelliSense for Create from consuming custom types ToolBox support licensed third- party controls Great navigation and selection aids
  7. 7. Advanced layouts Advanced layouts Control Template Edits Hooking up events Triggers Code editing (C#, VB) Data templates XAML editing Animation Debugging Manipulating Transforms Deployment XAML (especially resource dictionaries) Shared WPF Project Templates
  8. 8. Full ClickOnce publishing support in Visual Studio and SDK .NET FX redists for down-level deployment Visual Studio Windows Installer support for stand-alone WPF applications XBAPs supported in IE and (since .NET 3.5) in Firefox on PC
  9. 9. iBloks
  10. 10. iBloks
  11. 11. Visual Studio 2008 SP begun – some key feedback responded to Events Tab TabControl design time Go to definition/Refactoring support for XAML Lots more XAML will load Silverlight 2 Tools Release Support for creating Silverlight 2 applications Workflow with Blend (currently in preview) Continued investment in developer productivity planned
  12. 12. WPF enables rich user experiences that incorporate UI, media, and documents WPF tools in Visual Studio 2008 enables application development; our goal is to make this even easier Visual Studio and Expression Blend allow full fidelity flow between design and development tasks on a common set of assets
  13. 13. Ask away! …and come and chat with the designer team in the Open Space down in the Sandbox Area 1 afterwards! …and comment on the video thread once this session’s posted online Please don’t forget your Evals…
  14. 14. © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.
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