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WPF • classes • constructors • override `ToString` • arrays and lists • working with text files
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networks • network traversal • node marking • label setting and label correcting algorithms
Rod Stephens
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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The shortest distance between two points…is the most cost-effective. You’re the fleet manager at APS (Acme Parcel Service), a company whose fleet of thousands of trucks drives more than 10 million miles per year. Your goal is to write a program that finds the shortest path between stops, shaving a few percent off the total mileage—and scoring points with your CEO. You’ll learn to store networks in files, draw networks in WPF, test your networks, select start and end nodes, and find the shortest path between them using shortest path algorithms.

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This liveProject is for intermediate C# programmers who are familiar with WPF. To begin these liveProjects you will need to be familiar with the following:

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  • Windows operating system
  • Create a class
  • Define constructors
  • Override a class’s `ToString` method
  • Work with arrays and lists, and iterate through them
  • Read and write simple text files


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