Windows Client

TH19 Tricks and Shortcuts for Amazing UI in XAML


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Intermediate

Billy Hollis

XAML Slinger

Too often, XAML is used to spoof older interfaces such as Windows Forms. But in this session, you'll see a host of examples to get you thinking differently. You'll see tricks for using animation without becoming a Blend guru, how to attain resolution independence, how to make your interfaces intuitive with control templates, and how to help users quickly select and track data items. All techniques have sample implementations you can take home and modify for your own needs. These are all-new examples not used in any previous Visual Studio Live! session.

You will learn:

  • How to start building a toolbox of impressive XAML techniques that are also easy to implement
  • Why features such as control templates are essential to gaining value from XAML
  • How to produce user experiences that are a quantum leap beyond those you are probably building today