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XAML on Silverlight 5, Windows Phone 7, Windows 8 Metro and WPF: 4-day Training in London, UK


Delivered by Silverlight MVP Gill Cleeren


February 20-23, 2012, from 9.00 am till 5.00 pm

Fee for the full 4-day training course: 
£1,360 + VAT early-bird until Jan 20, 2012
£ 1.700 + VAT after Jan 21, 2012


All trainees receive a free copy of the ebook Getting Ready for MS Silverlight Exam 70-506

XNA for Silverlight Developers Ebook

     All SilverlightShow Ebooks 

I. Course Summary

This training will focus on mastering XAML on the following platforms: Silverlight 5, Windows Phone 7, Windows 8 Metro and WPF.

The goal of this training is to teach the students to work with XAML by using it on one platform, and then apply the knowledge they already have to other platforms.
A focus will be put on the differences between all platforms, as well as the aspects in which they overlap.


II. Course Agenda

  1. Part 1: XAML
    • XAML Syntax
    • Concepts (resources) 
  2. Part 2: Silverlight
    • Working with C#
    • Controls and the control model
    • Data binding
    • MVVM  
    • Animations
    • Styling and templating
    • Accessing data
    • Integrating with the web
    • Application models 
    • WCF RIA Services
  3. Part 3: WPF
    • Routed Events – tunneling
    • Triggers
    • Data Binding
  4. Part 4: WP7
    • Metro design
    • Launchers and choosers
    • Application lifecycle
    • Different data approaches
    • Push Notifications
    • Navigation Model
    • Controls
  5. Part 5: Windows 8
    • Windows Runtime
    • Metro design for Windows 8
    • App Lifecycle
    • Porting apps from Silverlight/WP7 to Windows 8
    • New Metro-style controls
    • Application models

III. Course Venue
This training will take place in London, United Kingdom.


Lafone House
The Leathermarket, Weston Street
London SE1 3ER

See map

IV. About the Trainer

Gill Cleeren is Microsoft Regional Director (www.theregion.com), Silverlight MVP (former ASP.NET MVP), INETA speaker bureau member and Silverlight Insider. He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina. Passionate about .NET, he’s always playing with the newest bits. In his role as Regional Director, Gill has given many sessions, webcasts and trainings on new as well as existing technologies, such as Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF at conferences including TechEd Berlin 2010, TechDays Belgium, DevDays NL, NDC Oslo Norway, SQL Server Saturday Switserland, Spring Conference UK, Silverlight Roadshow in Sweden. Gill Cleeren organizes the yearly Community Day event in Belgium and also leads Visug (www.visug.be), the largest .NET user group in Belgium. Gill recently published his first book: “Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook” (Packt Publishing). 

Gill is the author of many SilverlightShow articles and ebooks, among which the popular 'Getting Ready for Microsoft Silverlight Exam 70-506' ebook. He is also the most appreciated SilverlightShow webinar presenter, with 9 online webinars already delivered (see all webinar recordings on SilverlightShow Webinars page), and more coming up. You can find his blog at www.snowball.be. Gill tweets from @gillcleeren.

V. Training Organizers

This training is organized by CompletIT and Ordina.

CompletIT is a Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Training and Development company, committed to facilitate the adoption of Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 technologies worldwide by organizing free webinars and trainings, by creating and supporting SilverlightShow portal and activities, by helping individuals and companies to get advantage of the vast capabilities of these two technologies.

 As a knowledge provider, Ordina initiates improvement and innovation for customers. Ordina combines ICT expertise with knowledge of business processes. Its offering consists of consultancy and ICT services, including education. In the area of Silverlight, Ordina has a proven track record and valuable references.

VI. Course Duration

The course will be delivered in 4 days, on Feb 20, 21, 22 and 23, 2012, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 45 minute lunch break in between. Refreshments and lunch provided.

VII. Course Pricing

Early-bird, until January 20, 2012: £1,360 + VAT

Standard, after January 21, 2012: £ 1.700 + VAT


VIII. Minimum Attendees

This course will be delivered if at least 5 attendees signed up for it. If this class size is not reached, all course subscribers will get a full refund of their course fee payment.

IX. Course Materials

All trainees will receive:

  • The presentation slides
  • A CD with all demos and examples used during the training 

5 licenses for Telerik RadControls for Silverlight (a $999 value) will be raffled among all attendees. Non-winning attendees receive discounts on Telerik controls.

X. Signing Up or Questions

To subscribe for this training, click the button below and complete the subscription form. To reach us with questions, please email trainings [at] completit [dot] com.