Pro XAML with C#: From Design to Deployment on WPF, Windows Store, and Windows Phone

  • 3h 58m
  • Buddy James, Lori Lalonde
  • Apress
  • 2015

Packed with real, usable code and expert insights, Pro XAML with C# shows you how to design and build compelling enterprise applications on WPF, Windows Store, or Windows Phone, or any combination of the three.

In Part I, authors Buddy James and Lori Lalonde introduce you to XAML and reveal proven techniques for developing successful line-of-business applications. You’ll also find out about some of the conflicting needs and interests that you might encounter as an enterprise XAML developer.

Part II begins to lay the groundwork to help you properly architect your application, providing you with a deeper understanding of domain-driven design and the Model-View-ViewModel design pattern. You will also learn about proper exception handling and logging techniques, and how to cover your code with unit tests to reduce bugs and validate your design.

Part III explores implementation and deployment details for each of Microsoft’s XAML UIs, along with advice on deploying and maintaining your application across different devices using version control repositories and continuous integration.

What you’ll learn

  • Analyze a business problem and develop a solution within the sometimes conflicting interests of a real business team
  • Use domain driven design to get maximum business value from your development efforts
  • Develop applications in Visual Studio making best use of its integrated design and development views
  • Implement the popular MVVM design pattern to decouple your user interface from your core domain logic
  • Cover your code with unit tests to reduce bugs and validate your design
  • Deploy and maintain your application across different devices

Who this book is for

Pro XAML with C# is for intermediate to experienced .NET developers. Readers should have experience working with C# and at least one XAML-based technology (WPF, Silverlight, Windows Store or Windows Phone).

About the Authors

Buddy James holds the MCAD and MCSD Microsoft certifications. He works as a Sr. Software Developer in Nashville, TN. He has been writing line of business applications using Microsoft technologies since 2002. He began programming as a hobby using Qbasic at the age of 13 and hasn't looked back since.

Lori Lalonde is an Apress author, independent consultant, blogger, international conference speaker, Xamarin Certified Developer and Microsoft MVP. She is also the founder and President of Solola Solutions Inc. She began her career in software in 1997 and hasn't looked back since. Her experience spans numerous industries and a variety of technologies, with a primary focus on the Microsoft .NET platform since 2002. Lori is actively involved in the local community, serves as the User Group Leader of Canada's Technology Triangle .NET User Group, and participates in local Women in Technology groups. Whether mentoring junior colleagues or writing about her experiences in the industry on her blog, she is always happy to share her knowledge with the greater community.

In this Book

  • What is XAML?
  • Software Craftsmanship
  • Domain-Driven Design
  • Design Patterns
  • Unit Testing
  • Advanced Unit Testing and Test-Driven Development
  • Exception Handling and Logging
  • The WPF User Interface
  • The Windows Phone User Interface
  • The Windows User Interface
  • Deploying and Maintaining Your Application