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Migrating WPF and Windows Forms Apps to .NET Core 3

by Thomas Claudius Huber

.NET Core is the recommended framework for new .NET applications. This course teaches you how to port your existing Windows Desktop apps from .NET Framework to .NET Core, including Entity Framework data access, Registry access, and WCF client code.

What you'll learn

At the core of modernizing your WPF and Windows Forms applications is a thorough knowledge of migrating those applications from .NET Framework to .NET Core. In this course, Migrating WPF and Windows Forms Apps to .NET Core 3, you will learn the skills you need to port your applications to .NET Core. First, you will learn the architectural basics of WPF and Windows Forms and how to migrate simple desktop apps to .NET Core. Next, you will port a multi-project complex solution with multiple class library projects and a WPF project to .NET Core, including Entity Framework data access, Registry access, Windows Forms dialogs, and WCF service calls. Finally, you will learn how to use .NET Core features for your desktop app, like publishing your application to a single .exe file that contains all the dependencies that your application needs to run. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of migrating your WPF and Windows Forms applications to .NET Core that will help you as you move forward to modernize your Windows Desktop applications.

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About the author

Thomas is a Microsoft MVP for Windows Development. He works as a developer, consultant, and trainer in the fields of .NET, C#, TypeScript, XAML, and Azure. Thomas is a well-known speaker and book author. He has written several special interest books in his areas, including an extensive handbook for Windows Presentation Foundation and a handbook on development with TypeScript. Thomas lives in Germany's Black Forest with his wife and their three daughters. In his spare time, he plays football and ... more

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