Learn WPF MVVM - XAML, C# and the MVVM pattern
Learn WPF MVVM - XAML, C# and the MVVM pattern
Be ready for coding away next week using WPF and MVVM
About the Book
You're a developer who knows next to nothing about WPF. Which is fine, except that you need to start coding your next application using WPF and the MVVM pattern.
Don't worry: I have you covered. I've been training hundreds of developers like you during 15 years, and converted my experience into this book. I know from experience teaching what takes more time to learn in WPF, and will spend time only where appropriate.
Plus this book is packed with exercises which build up into a full project: you develop a small e-commerce sample application. You’ll allow users to browse for products, and you’ll also create a back-end where users will be able to list and edit products.
Read this book, and you can code your WPF application within a week. Or your money back.
Frederick (Amazon comment)
Condensed and to-the-point
Arnaud has done a great job - helping me get up to speed on WPF, XAML and MVVM. In fact, having already taken a course on MVVM, I find that his concise, to-the-point approach - sticks in my brain when more long, drawn-out explications just put me to sleep. Arnaud's "Learn WPF MVVM - XAML, C# and the MVVM Pattern - is condensed enough to serve as my "longer notes" from the course I did. I recommend it.
John (Amazon comment)
Quick, easy kick-starter for WPF
I have been developing WinForms apps for many years, but find myself needing to make the jump to WPF. This book will give you the basics to make that leap. Use a follow up reference book, such as C# 6.0 and the .NET 4.6 Framework, and you'll be up any running in no time. I spent one solid day with this book and felt "Google-ready" to dive into my latest project. Given the book's size and purpose, I felt it achieved that and was worth the price.
James (Amazon comment)
I absolutely LOVE the way material is presented in this book--a rare ...
I absolutely LOVE the way material is presented in this book--a rare gem. Immediately after explaining a concept, you are asked to utilize it-the author's solution then follows and so on. For me, this is the perfect way to learn and has increased my skill at using XAML & WPF immensely.
- 1.1 What this book is not
- 1.2 Prerequisites
- 1.3 How to read this book
- 1.4 Tools you need
- 1.5 Source code
- 2. Why WPF ?
3. Creating a WPF application
- 3.1 Developer - designer workflow
- 3.2 Editors
- 3.3 Adding a control
- 3.4 Simple controls
- 3.5 Navigation
- 3.6 It’s your turn to code: do-it-yourself
- 3.7 Exercise - Create the application and contact page
- 3.8 Exercise solution
- 3.9 Understanding XAML
- 3.10 Events
- 3.11 Exercise - Create the menu page
- 3.12 Exercise solution
- 3.13 Layout
- 3.14 List controls
- 3.15 Exercise - Create the discussion page
- 3.16 Exercise solution
4. Managing data in a WPF application
- 4.1 Data binding
- 4.2 DataContext
- 4.3 Converters
- 4.4 Displaying collections using list controls
- 4.5 Customizing list controls
- 4.6 Exercise - Display messages from a data object
- 4.7 Exercise solution
- 4.8 INotifyPropertyChanged
- 4.9 INotifyCollectionChanged
- 4.10 Exercise - Display products and details
- 4.11 Exercise solution
5. Making it shine: customize the look
- 5.1 Change a control’s look
- 5.2 Exercise - Create a basic button template
- 5.3 Exercise solution
- 5.4 Resources
- 5.5 Exercise - Set the background
- 5.6 Exercise solution
- 5.7 Styles
- 5.8 Exercise - Improve menu page using an implicit style
- 5.9 Exercise solution
- 5.10 Themes
- 5.11 Transforms
- 5.12 Control states
- 5.13 Animations
6. MVVM pattern for WPF
- 6.1 Spaghetti code
- 6.2 MVC
- 6.3 MVVM
- 6.4 Recommended steps (simple)
- 6.5 Example
- 6.6 Example, more complex
- 6.7 Commands and methods
- 6.8 Recommended steps (complete)
- 6.9 Exercise - Display products and details using MVVM
- 6.10 Exercise solution
- 6.11 MVVM frameworks in short
- A word from the author
- The Learn collection
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