Design, Don’t Decorate

Putting the advanced capabilities of WPF and Silverlight to full use requires collaboration, experimentation, and iterative prototyping. In this session, you’ll see all five sequential prototypes for the acclaimed StaffLynx application and discuss practices that worked and didn’t work in real–world advanced UI development. We’ll also discuss the role of …

The Whole Brain Developer

This session looks at the importance of right-brained thinking in UI design and suggest strategies for left-brain-tending developers to learn to tap into right-brain skills. It’s a truism in our industry that many developers just can’t design user interfaces. Why not? Because most developers are classic left-brain thinkers. They are …

Data-driven applications in WPF and Silverlight

Come delve into Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Microsoft’s latest frameworks for building rich internet experiences and desktop applications. Topics covered include: data binding and tips for writing data-driven applications; using styles and templates to customize the appearance of standard controls; and getting the best performance from your data …

Building maintainable enterprise WPF applications using Composite Application Guidance

Are you building complex enterprise applications with WPF? Once you get past the initial twilight period of amazement at WPF’s power, you’ll quick arrive a set of real problems that the WPF books might not answer. How can you partition that application into separately evolving pieces that can be developed …