In this introductory unit, the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 evangelism team welcomes you to the training course and goes over the significant changes to Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4. We'll also cover what you'll see in the course and how to follow along with the labs.

Hands-On Labs

  • Building a Data-Driven Master/Detail Business Form in WPF using Visual Studio 2010

    In this lab you will learn all the necessary steps for creating and customizing a master-detail business form in WPF 4 using Visual Studio 2010 tools. The application being built in this lab is a simple read-only representation of the sort of application that might be used to manage and view entries in a real estate agent's office. The techniques used could easily be applied to nearly any data-driven client application scenario.

  • Introduction To Managed Extensibility Framework

    The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) allows developers to provide hooks into their .NET applications for extensions by first and third parties. MEF can be thought of as a general application extension facility. In this Hands-On Lab, you will learn how to define extensibility points for components, perform conditional binding and component creation and import extended assemblies while an application is running.