Windows Presentation Foundation

As a small project, I wanted to become familiar with Windows Presentation Foundation with C# (.NET). To do so, I created a small pace calculator application using Visual Studio 2012.

Application

Creating an application in WPF is quite simple. After creating the project, you're presented with an XAML markup file and a CS file (for a C# project). There is a clear separation of data and presentation. The applications are built using the Model View ViewModel (MVVM) design pattern.

The interface can be constructed directly through the XAML markup or by dragging and dropping items from the toolbox onto the application window.

Drag Drop

The default UI items are attractive enough for generic applications and utilities, but if a custom UI is desired, then Microsoft allows users to build a custom interface through their Expression Blend tool.

The next time I work with WPF, I would like to try the data binding functionality. Along with that, I'd like to render to a 3D context (Direct3D and/or OpenGL) for creating some form of 3D editing tool.

January 20, 2013 | post

Hi, I am Chris Brough. I am a twenty-one year old senior studying Game Programming at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

I've had an immense interest in technology and video games for as long as I can remember. When I'm not developing my knowledge in programming, I enjoy drawing and playing video games.

Among the many interests I have in programming, I'm currently focused on data-oriented design, networking, and 3D graphics.

Contact info: chris@chrisbrough.com