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Unformatted text preview: Fall 2009 CAP 6105 Pen-Based User Interfaces Joseph J. LaViola Jr. Introduction to C#, Visual Studio and Windows Presentation Foundation Lecture #3: C#, Visual Studio, and WPF Joseph J. LaViola Jr. Fall 2009 Fall 2009 CAP 6105 Pen-based User Interfaces Joseph J. LaViola Jr. C# Combination of C++ and Java no pointer manipulation built in data structures Lists, Hash tables some higher level constructs foreach C# not difficult .NET high learning curve Intellisense makes things much easier Quick C# Reference Fall 2009 CAP 6105 Pen-based User Interfaces Joseph J. LaViola Jr. Visual Studio 2008 Good IDE debugging Intellisense Handles WPF well Visual UI designer Integrates with XAML Fall 2009 CAP 6105 Pen-based User Interfaces Joseph J. LaViola Jr. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Latest UI development platform from MSFT Integration of INK!!!! 2D graphics 3D graphics video/audio/animation Declarative/Procedural programming model XAML C#/Visual Basic/etc Uses retained mode implies scenegraph www.markmywords.org blogs.msdn.com/mgrayson/ Fall 2009 CAP 6105 Pen-based User Interfaces Joseph J. LaViola Jr. WPF Features and Machinery Control library buttons, sliders, menus, toolbars tool tips, popups, scroll bars, etc user defined as well Layout panels canvas, stack, wrap, doc panels grid most flexible Actions events commands triggers Styles, skins, themes, templates Fall 2009 CAP 6105 Pen-based User Interfaces Joseph J. LaViola Jr. Logical and Visual Trees in WPF UIs are constructed from a tree of objects (logical tree) Visual tree expands logical tree nodes broken down into visual components not all logical tree nodes appear in visual tree System.Windows.Media.Visual System.Windows.Media.Visual3D Fall 2009 CAP 6105 Pen-based User Interfaces Joseph J. LaViola Jr. Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) Set of semantics on top of XML Tags always defined in context namespace Easy to read and write similar to HTML, XHTML declarative want to integrate graphic designers Independent of WPF Ideal for rapid UI prototyping...
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