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WPF Productivity Playbook

by Brian Noyes

This course contains a collection of tips, tricks, and techniques that will help you become a more productive and confident WPF developer, able to leverage the full power of the platform.

What you'll learn

This course, WPF Productivity Playbook, walks you through a couple dozen capabilities and techniques with WPF that will help you fully harness the WPF platform to build user interfaces that delight your users while letting you be as productive as possible writing clean, maintainable code. First, you'll to see some the best ways to be productive using the Visual Studio XAML designer to layout controls, as well as how to use drag and drop data binding features in the designer. Next, you'll use the template editing modes of Blend and Visual Studio to have a visual editing experience when working with custom controls, ControlTemplates, and DataTemplates. You'll also get some XAML coding guidelines that you can use when writing XAML by hand to make sure that code is easy to read and more maintainable. After completing this course, you'll be ready to unlock the full potential of Visual Studio and Blend tooling.

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About the author

Brian Noyes is CTO and Architect at Solliance (, an expert technology solutions development company. Brian is a Microsoft MVP and specializes in client application architecture, full stack web development, cloud and microservice architecture. Brian has authored several books and dozens of technology publication articles, including Developer's Guide to Microsoft Prism 4, Data Binding with Windows Forms 2.0, and Smart Client Deployment with ClickOnce. Brian got started programmin... more

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