Compiled data bindings with x:Bind are faster than classical data bindings created with the Binding markup extension. This course will teach you the basics of x:Bind, including converting with functions, binding events and more.
At the core of developing a great performing Universal Windows Platform app with MVVM is a thorough knowledge of compiled data bindings. In Compiled Data Binding Fundamentals in UWP with XAML, you will learn the skills to build high-quality and fast responding apps. You will learn how to create compiled data bindings with the x:Bind markup extension, how to use the different binding modes, how to convert values with functions, how to cast values directly in XAML, how to use compiled data bindings in Data Templates, and finally how to replace the ICommand-properties of a ViewModel by binding events directly to methods of your ViewModel. When you're finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of compiled data bindings with the x:Bind markup extension that will help you immensely as you move forward to create your own high-quality Universal Windows Platform app.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Thomas Claudius Huber and welcome to my course Compiled Data Binding Fundamentals in Universal Windows Platform Using XAML. I am a Microsoft MVP for Windows development and I have a passion for user interfaces. To create a data binding in XAML in a Universal Windows Platform app, you can either use the classical binding markup extension or the newer x:Bind markup extension. While the binding markup extension is resolving the binding path at runtime, x:Bind resolves the binding path at compile time. This makes x:Bind faster than the classical binding markup extension. This course is an introduction to compiled data bindings with the x:Bind markup extension. Some of the major topics that we will cover include using x:Bind to bind to a view model, debugging, and getting compile-time errors, converting and casting in the x:Bind markup extension, rendering data with data templates and x:Bind, and replacing the ICommand in a typical MVVM application by binding events to methods of your view model. By the end of this course you will know how to use the x:Bind markup extension to improve the performance, the code, and the developer experience of your Universal Windows Platform apps. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with XAML, you should also install the Windows 10 anniversary update or a later Windows 10 build including the SDK. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn about the x:Bind markup extension with the course Compiled Data Binding Fundamentals in Universal Windows Platform with XAML at Pluralsight.