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Video How to: Creating a Drawing Application by Using WPF

Visual Studio 2008

Create Drawing Application using WPFVideo How To

Authors: Kathleen McGrath, Harry Miller, Mick Alberts, Microsoft Corporation

Applies to: Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition

Length: 00:05:15 | Size: 10.3 MB | Type: WMV file


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Creating a WPF application is similar to creating a Windows Forms application in that you can drag controls from the Toolbox to the design surface and then write code to handle the events of the controls. You can create WPF applications that are more graphically appealing through the use of Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML). In addition to having a designer, Properties window, and Toolbox, the IDE in WPF projects has a window that contains XAML.

This video shows you how to create your own Ink application, which enables you to draw pictures. The following tasks are included in the process:

  • How to create a WPF application.

  • How to switch between Code view and Design view.

  • How to use the XAML editor.

  • How to add WPF controls to the WPF application.

  • How to create event handlers for WPF controls.

The Visual Basic Help includes the code and the steps that are demonstrated in this video. See Creating a Drawing Application by Using WPF.