Windows Application Development with Visual Basic 2010

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) along with Visual Studio 2010 enable developers to build sophisticated Windows client applications to run on, and take advantage of the capabilities of the Windows platform. This course introduces the learner to WPF and outlines the application types supported by it, basic application creation, basic configuration, and event handling using Visual Basic 2010. Specific topics covered include creating WPF applications, utilizing WinForms, handling events, and configuring commands and application settings.
This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Technology Specialist (TS): Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 exam (70-511). Passing this exam will earn the learner the MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Windows Applications certification.

Target Audience

All organizations or individual consultants who are using or intend to use the .NET Framework 4 with Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Basic 2010 to develop Windows Presentation Foundation applications; corporate employees, consultants, and university or college students who are preparing for the associated Technology Specialist: Microsoft Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 exam (70-511)


A good knowledge of Visual Basic 2010 and familiarity with Visual Studio, having a minimum one year’s experience working with these technologies.

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Application Creation in WPF with Visual Basic 2010

  • choose the WPF application type to use in a given scenario
  • create a simple window-based application
  • create a simple page-based application
  • create a simple XBAP
  • Page-based Navigation and Responsiveness in WPF

  • incorporate navigation features into a page-based application
  • manage page-based application responsiveness
  • Configuring Page-based Applications in WPF with Visual Basic |w 2010

    Event Handling in WPF with Visual Basic 2010

  • define and register a routed event
  • handle a bubbling event
  • handle input events
  • Commands and Application Settings in WPF with Visual Basic 2010

  • create a custom routing command
  • configure application settings
  • Configuring Event Handling, Commands, and Settings