When I got home from a few weeks of holiday, I found a very enjoyable mail in my mailbox: I’m very pleased to announce that my new Pluralsight course, XAML Jumpstart: Getting Started With XAML, is now live!
When you’re living in the Microsoft world, XAML is everywhere: it’s used in WPF, Silverlight, for Windows Phone & Windows Store apps. Since the release of the new Xamarin version, we can also use it to build cross-platform mobile applications. In conclusion: you should probably know XAML
And that’s what this new course is for. It covers XAML in a very practical, demo-driven way, so you can start building apps right away. The topics include syntax, shapes, brushes and masks, working with controls & content models, panels, trees & the layout system, right up to interacting with XAML, data binding, styling and working with resources. The course also offers an overview of how you can analyze & debug your XAML code.
Here’s the complete index:
- An Introduction to XAML
- Basic Elements, Shapes, Brushes and Masks
- Control Basics and Interacting With Them
- Panels and the Layout System
- Data Binding Essentials
- Working With ItemsControls
- Using Resources and Styling Controls
- Debugging and Analyzing XAML
- Choosing the Right Tool for the Job
So, if you’re interested in learning XAML, check it out.
I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed creating it. Happy coding (/learning)!