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Windows 8 Using XAML, Part 06: Shapes

with expert Ken Getz

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Release date Release date 12/10/2012
Level Level Intermediate
Runtime Runtime 1h 1m
Platform Platform Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Mac OSX Major browsers on Mac OSX Mobile Devices Mobile Devices
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Course description

In this course you will learn to apply Shapes and Geometrics to your Windows 8 applications. You will learn to use basic shapes: lines, ellipses, rectangles, and polygons. Then you will see how to add line caps and joins. Next the course will cover how to work with geometries and paths. Then you will investigate the geometry mini-language.


This course assumes that you have some programming background and experience using Visual Studio 2010 and C# or Visual Basic. In addition, the course assumes some basic knowledge of XAML markup and basic knowledge of Windows Store applications and Windows 8.

Prepare for certification

This course will help you prepare for:
70-484 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#

This course will help you earn:
MCSD: Windows Store Apps

Meet the expert

Ken Getz Ken Getz is a featured instructor for several of our Visual Studio courses. He is a Visual Basic and Visual C# expert and has been recognized multiple times as a Microsoft MVP. Ken is a seasoned instructor, successful consultant, and the author or co-author of several best-selling books. He is a frequent speaker at technical conferences like Tech-Ed, VSLive, and DevConnections and he has written for several of the industry's most-respected publications including <em>Visual Studio Magazine, CoDe Magazine,</em> and <em>MSDN Magazine</em>.

Course outline


Shapes and Geometries (24:09)
  • Introduction (00:46)
  • Working with Shapes (00:18)
  • Investigating Basic Shapes (00:41)
  • The Shape Class (02:04)
  • Rectangle and Ellipse Shapes (00:57)
  • Demo: Basic Shape Features (02:52)
  • Rounding Corners (00:57)
  • Demo: Rounded Corners (03:00)
  • Positioning and Sizing Shapes (00:51)
  • Positioning Shapes (00:57)
  • Demo: Stretch Property (02:14)
  • Demo: Positioning shapes (03:14)
  • Resizing Shapes (00:33)
  • ViewBox Control (00:54)
  • Demo: Resizing Shapes (03:07)
  • Summary (00:37)
Line Shape (21:29)
  • Introduction (00:48)
  • Line Shape (01:01)
  • Demo: Line Shape (03:29)
  • Adding Line Caps (01:32)
  • Demo: Line Caps (03:24)
  • Using Dashes (00:29)
  • StrokeDashArray (03:02)
  • Demo: Simple Dashes (02:19)
  • Demo: Dash Caps (02:35)
  • Demo: Stroke Dash Offset (02:00)
  • Summary (00:45)
Polyline, Polygon, and Fill Rule (15:57)
  • Introduction (00:56)
  • Polyline Shape (01:02)
  • Polyline (01:32)
  • Demo: Polyline (03:47)
  • The Polygon Shape (00:53)
  • FillRule (01:58)
  • Demo: Polygon Shape (02:48)
  • Using Line Joins (01:03)
  • Demo: Line Joins (01:14)
  • Summary (00:39)