Next month I will attend with my colleague Robert the “WPF FOR LOB” training Tour in London (5/15 -5/16). Our flights and hotel rooms are already booked. We fly from Zurich to London Heathrow on Thursday 14 Mai arriving at 20:15 in London and I fly back to Mulhouse on Saturday evening.

We will be at the conference hotel Radisson Edwardian Heathrow Hotel, where the training take place.

Jaime Rodriquez **and **Karl Shifflett **have been organizing a “WPF FOR LOB” to provide **2 days of free WPF training for developers.

Overview
This two day training is designed to teach developers how to create Line of Business (LOB) applications using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). 

  • Day One is an introduction to the WPF graphics subsystem, the tools used to build WPF applications, and the core UI services: styling, data binding, templating, layout and input-
  • The second day begins with interop (Windows Forms and Win32)  and then quickly dives into LOB topics, including building applications using the Model-View-ViewModel pattern, creating unit testable applications,  implementing data validation, and error handling. 

After completion, attendees will have a solid understanding of WPF, its advantages over other Microsoft UI platforms, and how to use the M-V-VM pattern to create great WPF LOB applications.

Detailed Agenda

  • Day One:

    • Lap Around WPF

    • WPF Tools ( Blend, Visual Studio 2008)

    • Graphics Subsystem

    • Layout

    • WPF Fundamentals and new concepts

    • Application Model

    • Dependency Properties

    • Trees (logical & visual)

    • Events

    • Threading

    • Resources

    • Controls

    • Styling

    • Templating

    • Q&A with instructors at end of day

  • Day Two:

    • WPF integration with Win32 and Windows Forms
    • Data binding
    • Introduction to Model-View-ViewModel
    • Commanding in M-V-VM
    • Views, Navigation and Transitions
    • Data Validation
    • Error handling, Model dialogs, Logging
    • Unit Testing
    • MVVM & LOB tips and tricks
    • Q&A with the instructors

Read more here.

And the best of all is that it is absolutely Free.