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Building an Enterprise App with WPF, MVVM, and Entity Framework Code First

by Thomas Claudius Huber

WPF is a popular and solid technology to build desktop applications for Windows. This course teaches you how to build a full enterprise application that uses a SQL Server database.

What you'll learn

At the core of developing a data-driven WPF application is a thorough knowledge of how to use the MVVM Pattern and Entity Framework.

In this course, Building an Enterprise App with WPF, MVVM, and Entity Framework Code First, you will learn the skills you need to create high-quality enterprise applications with WPF:

  • communicating between different ViewModels
  • detecting model changes
  • handling many-to-many relations
  • creating a tabbed user interface
  • implementing optimistic concurrency
  • styling your application
When you're finished with this course, you will have a deep understanding of WPF, MVVM, and Entity Framework that will help you immensely as you move forward and create your own data-driven enterprise application.

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Course Overview

Course FAQ

What are WPF, MVVM, and Entity Framework Code First?

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is used to render user interfaces in Windows apps.

Model–view–viewmodel (MVVM) is a code pattern used primarily with WPF that helps your code stay structured and clean.

Code First is one of the three approaches to Entity Framework, helping you create a usable database.

What software is required?

We will be using Visual Studio to build our app.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to create enterprise apps with WPF.

What prerequisites are needed?

You should already be familiar with C#. Knowing XAML is a plus.

What will I learn in this course?

In this course, you will learn how to build a database-referencing app that includes business features like create, read, update, and more.

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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