Workshops, Silverlight / WPF

MWK2 Workshop: Making Effective Use of Silverlight and WPF


9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

Billy Hollis

XAML Slinger

Rockford Lhotka



 Are you ready to move to next generation XAML-based interfaces? Have you tried and floundered? Or did you get something that looked just like your old interfaces except with prettier colors? Come and hear some real-world advice from a couple of industry notables who have been working with WPF and Silverlight for years. They’ll help you build your conceptual skeleton for XAML-based UI, lowering the barrier to effective development of more intuitive, attractive, and productive user interfaces. You’ll see an introduction to XAML syntax and a deep look at the layout system. You’ll learn how data templates and control templates give you an unprecedented degree of control over visual appearance and behavior. You’ll learn the basics of styles and animation, and leave with pointers to resources for a more advanced look. Finally, you’ll hear about some real-world lessons in advanced UI development, and see some examples of effective and innovative interfaces. You’ll leave with a better conceptual understanding of WPF and Silverlight, and ready to get much more out of advanced sessions on these technologies.

You will learn:

  • Effective design of Silverlight and WPF applications
  • XAML syntax and the use of Visual Studio 2010 designer features
  • Practical application of the MVVM design pattern