Microsoft WCF & WPF
Windows Presentation Foundation (or WPF) is a graphical subsystem for rendering user interfaces in Windows-based applications by Microsoft. WPF, previously known as "Avalon", was initially released as part of .NET Framework 3.0. Rather than relying on the older GDI subsystem, WPF uses DirectX. WPF attempts to provide a consistent programming model for building applications and separates the user interface from business logic. It resembles similar XML-oriented object models, such as those implemented in XUL and SVG.
WPF employs XAML, an XML-based language, to define and link various interface elements. WPF applications can also be deployed as standalone desktop programs, or hosted as an embedded object in a website. WPF aims to unify a number of common user interface elements, such as 2D/3D rendering, fixed and adaptive documents, typography, vector graphics, runtime animation, and pre-rendered media. These elements can then be linked and manipulated based on various events, user interactions, and data bindings.
WPF runtime libraries are included with all versions of Microsoft Windows since Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Users of Windows XP SP2/SP3 and Windows Server 2003 can optionally install the necessary libraries
WPF Fundamentals • Overview of WPF • Overview of WPF architecture Essential WPF concepts: • Explain Logical and Visual Tree • Dependency Properties • Routed Events • Command • Class Hierarchy XAML • Elements • Namespaces • Property Elements • Type Converters • Markup Extensions • Compilation Building WPF Applications • Sizing, Positioning, Transforming • Layout/Panels • Overview of Structuring and Deploying an Application • Styles, Templates, Themes, & Skins Documents & Text: • Flow Documents • Paragraphs • TextBlocks • Block UIContainer • Run Data • Data Binding • Controlling Rendering • Collections • Data Providers • Customising Data Flow Resources • Binary • Logical Media2D Graphics: • Drawings • Visuals • Shapes • Brushes • Bitmap Effects 3D Graphics: • Cameras & coordinates • Transform3Ds • Model3Ds • Visual3Ds • Viewport3DElement Media • Audio • Video • Speech Creating Controls • Creating User Controls • Creating Custom Controls • Creating Custom Panels Interop • Win32 • WinForms • ActiveX Performance • Dependency Properties and INotifyPropertyChanged • Threading SecurityInternet Applications • Silverlight • Architecture • Object Models • Controls • Events • Animation & Graphics • Deployment and Packaging