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.
Brian Noyes is CTO and Architect at Solliance, an expert technology solutions development company. Brian is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, and specializes in rich client technologies including XAML and HTML 5, as well as building the services that back them with WCF and ASP.NET Web API.