TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Published: July 2, 2010
Audiences: Developers Technology:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
Credit toward certification: MCTS
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam. View video tutorials about the variety of question types on Microsoft exams.
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Building a user interface by using basic techniques (23%)
Choose the most appropriate control class
Evaluating design requirements and then selecting the most appropriate control based on those requirements; recognizing when none of the standard controls meet requirements; item controls, menu controls, content controls
This objective does not include: designing a custom control
Implement screen layout by using nested control hierarchies
Using panel-derived controls, attaching properties
This objective does not include: items controls, control customization
Create and apply styles and theming
Application-level styles, overriding styles, style inheritance, Generic.xaml, theming attributes
This objective does not include: data-grid view style sharing
Manage reusable resources
Fonts, styles, data sources, images, resource dictionaries, resource-only DLLs
Implement an animation in WPF
Creating a storyboard; controlling timelines; controlling the behavior when the animation completes; double, color, and point animations; starting an animation from code and from XAML
This objective does not include: direct rendering updates, implementing key frame animations
Styling and templating
Animation tips and tricks
Enhancing a user interface by using advanced techniques (21%)
Manage routed events in WPF
Tunneling vs. bubbling events, handling and cancelling events
This objective does not include: simple event handling; creating custom events
Configure WPF commanding
Defining WPF commands based on RoutedCommand; associating commands to controls; handling commands; command bindings; input gestures
This objective does not include: creating custom commands by implementing ICommand
Modify the visual interface at run time
Adding/removing controls at run time; manipulating the visual tree; control life cycle; generating a template dynamically
This objective does not include: instantiating forms and simple modification of control properties at runtime
Implement user-defined controls
Deciding whether to use a user/composite, extended, or custom control; creating a user/composite control; extending from an existing control
This objective does not include: creating a custom control by inheriting directly from the control class and writing code
Create and display graphics
Creating and displaying graphics by using geometric transformation; brushes; drawing shapes; clipping; double buffering; overriding render (WPF) and OnPaint (WinForms); differentiating between retained and non-retained graphics
This objective does not include: creating and displaying three-dimensional graphics; hit testing; creating images
Add multimedia content to an application in WPF
Media player vs. media element; adding a sound player; images
This objective does not include: buffering
Create and apply control templates in WPF
This objective does not include: styling and theming; data templating
Create data, event, and property triggers in WPF
Input and commands how-to topics
Control styles and templates
Managing data at the user interface layer (23%)
Implement data binding
Binding options, static and dynamic resources, element bindings, setting the correct binding mode and update mode; binding to nullable values
This objective does not include: binding to a specific data source
Implement value converters in WPF
Implementing custom value converters, implementing multivalue converters
Implement data validation
Handling validation and providing user feedback via the error provider (WinForms) or data templates (WPF), IDataErrorInfo, validation control, form validation and control validation
Implement and consume change notification interfaces
Implementing INotifyPropertyChanged; using INotifyCollectionChanged (ObservableCollection)
Prepare collections of data for display
Filtering, sorting, and grouping data; LINQ; CollectionView (WPF), BindingSource object (WinForms)
Bind to hierarchical data
Implement data-bound controls
Using the DataGridView (WinForms) or DataGrid (WPF) control to display and update the data contained in a data source, implementing complex data binding to integrate data from multiple sources; ItemsControl-derived controls (WPF)
Create a data template in WPF
Implementing a data template selector; using templates with ItemsControl
Data binding (WPF)
Enhancing the functionality and usability of a solution (17%)
Integrate WinForms and WPF within an application
Using ElementHosts within WinForms and ControlHosts within WPF; using the PropertyMap property
Implement asynchronous processes and threading
Implementing asynchronous programming patterns; marshalling between threads; freezing UI elements; using timers; task parallel library; parallel LINQ; using the dispatcher; BackgroundWorker component
Incorporate globalization and localization features
Loading resources by locale; marking localizable elements; using culture settings in validators and converters; using language properties and rendering direction properties; working with resource files for localization; determining installed locales; regional settings
Implement drag and drop operations within and across applications
This objective does not include: Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)
Implement security features of an application
Configuring Software Restriction Policy (SRP); full trust and partially trusted security; interoperability with legacy CAS policy; User Account Control (UAC)
Manage user and application settings
Creating application settings; creating user settings; loading and saving settings
This objective does not include: persisting to database
Implement dependency properties
Enabling data binding and animation, property metadata, property change callbacks
WPF and Windows Forms interoperation
How to: Perform drag-and-drop operations between applications
Dependency properties overview
Stabilizing and releasing a solution (16%)
Implement a WPF test strategy
Automation peer, UI automation, IntelliTrace
Debug XAML by using the WPF visualizer
Accessing the visualizer, drilling down into the visual tree, viewing and changing properties
This objective does not include: setting a breakpoint and stepping through code
Debug WPF issues by using PresentationTraceSources
Animation, data binding, dependency properties
Configure a ClickOnce deployment
Configuring the installation of a WinForms, WPF, or XBAP application by using ClickOnce technology; choosing appropriate settings to manage upgrades
Create and configure a Windows installer project
Configuring a setup project to add icons during setup, setting deployment project properties, configuring conditional installation based on operating system versions, setting appropriate launch conditions based on the .NET framework version, adding custom actions to a setup project, adding error-handling code to a setup project
Configure deployment security settings
Configuring and integrating UAC by using ClickOnce deployments; setting appropriate security permissions to deploy the application
Debugging WPF – WPF Tree Visualizer and helper class
How to: Use ClickOnce to deploy applications that can run on multiple versions of the .NET Framework
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