Windows Presentation Foundation Community Workshop and Bushfire Appeal

Ok, so you've seen Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and you thought the technology looked interesting. You know your applications are starting to look dated, you understand WPF has matured, now in its 3rd release; but life gets in the way and you haven't had the chance to get down and dirty with it yet. So here's your opportunity to skill up, and raise money for the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal, in this One-Day Workshop!!

To help you get to grips with this great technology quickly, Microsoft has created a series of Hands on Labs and Presentations. These will grow your skill set, putting you on the path to building the rich user interfaces your customers are demanding.

This training event comes to you courtesy of the .NET User Groups across Australia, and Cliftons, who are generously providing their training facilities at minimal cost. This is your chance to learn new skills, network with other professionals, and have a bit of fun along the way.

Who should attend

This series of workshops across the country is targeted at .NET Developers who are new to Windows Presentation Foundation.

Registration and Payment

There is a nominal charge of $100. With the help of Cliftons we are keeping costs minimal and if we fill all workshops across the country then this event will raise close to $23,000 for the Red Cross "Victorian Bushfire Appeal 2009".

The registration process is kindly supported and provided by the "Australian Computer Society (ACS)", if you are not a ACS member then register as a guest and choose to opt in or out of additional ACS information. 

If possibly, please pay with your credit card to help minimise payment processing administration.


Adelaide: Saturday April 4th, 2009 - Click here to register

Brisbane: Saturday March 28th, 2009 - Click here to register

Melbourne: Saturday March 28th, 2009 - Click here to register

Sydney: Saturday April 4th, 2009 - Click here to register

Canberra and Perth: to be confirmed



Following a 10 to 15 minute introduction to each topic, you will kick start Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend and work on the relevant lab!! Regardless of your current level of experience, you can work at your own pace; a facilitator will be on hand to guide your learning; and you'll be able to take the lab content home for further learning.


The WPF Skills day will cover

1. Creating layouts, compositions and templates

2. Building custom controls

3. Working with Styles and control templates (includes using Expression Blend to restyle)

4. Using the Ribbon control to effortlessly create applications that are as familiar to your customers as Office 2007 (not to mention the Windows 7 Core Applications)

5. Working with the new DataGrid control to display tabular and editable data

6. Binding data with ease to your user interface

7. And more...

Comments (3)

  1. To date we’ve rolled out the Windows Presentation Foundation Community Workshops across Adelaide, Brisbane

  2. We have a finalised Saturday May 23rdth for the Sydney Community Workshop which hopefully wont clash

  3. My old team back in Australia continues to do *great* stuff. One of the cool things they have been doing

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