Compiled Data Binding Fundamentals in UWP Using XAML

Compiled data bindings with x:Bind are faster than classical data bindings created with the Binding markup extension. This course will teach you the basics of x:Bind, including converting with functions, binding events and more.
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(37)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
August 19, 2016
Duration
2h 49m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(37)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
August 19, 2016
Duration
2h 49m
Description

At the core of developing a great performing Universal Windows Platform app with MVVM is a thorough knowledge of compiled data bindings. In Compiled Data Binding Fundamentals in UWP with XAML, you will learn the skills to build high-quality and fast responding apps. You will learn how to create compiled data bindings with the x:Bind markup extension, how to use the different binding modes, how to convert values with functions, how to cast values directly in XAML, how to use compiled data bindings in Data Templates, and finally how to replace the ICommand-properties of a ViewModel by binding events directly to methods of your ViewModel. When you're finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of compiled data bindings with the x:Bind markup extension that will help you immensely as you move forward to create your own high-quality Universal Windows Platform app.

About the author
About the author

Thomas is a well-known author, software developer, and speaker from Germany. He specializes in .NET, C#, TypeScript, XAML, and Azure.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Thomas Claudius Huber and welcome to my course Compiled Data Binding Fundamentals in UWP Using XAML I am a Microsoft MVP for Windows Development and I have a passion for user interfaces. To create a data binding in XAML in a Universal Windows Platform app you can either use the classical Binding-markup-extension or the newer x:Bind markup extension. While the Binding-markup-extension is resolving the binding path at runtime, x:Bind resolves the binding path at compile time. This makes x:Bind faster than the classical Binding-markup-extension. This course is an introduction to compiled data bindings with the x:Bind-markup extension.Some of the major topics that we will cover include: 1. Using x:Bind to bind to a ViewModel 2. Debugging and Getting compile-time errors 3. Converting and casting in x:Bind 4. Rendering data with Data Templates and x:Bind 5. Replacing the ICommand with event bindings By the end of this course, you’ll know how to use the x:Bind-markup extension to improve the performance, the code and the developer-experience of your Universal Windows Platform apps. Before beginning the course you should be familiar with XAML. You should also install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update or a later Windows 10 build including the SDK. I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn about the x:Bind-markup-extension with the course Compiled Data Binding Fundamentals in UWP with XAML, at Pluralsight.