Essentials of Developing Windows Metro Style Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript vB

Course information
Price: Please Call
Day(s): 5
Course Code: M20481
Version: B
Delivery Method: Company Events


In this course students will learn essential programming skills and techniques that are required to develop Windows Store apps. This includes a combination of both design and development skills, as well as ensuring that students are comfortable using and making the most of the Visual Studio and Expression Blend tools.


  • 1 or more years of experience creating applications.
  • 1–3 months experience creating Windows client applications.
  • 1–3 months experience using Visual Studio 2010 or 2012.
  • Material taught in 20480A: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3, or equivalent.


Module 1: Overview of the Windows 8 Platform and Windows Store Apps

  • Introduction to the Windows 8 Platform
  • Windows 8 User Interface Principles
  • WinRT and Language Projections

Module 2: Single-Page Applications and the MVVM Design Pattern

  • Single-Page Applications
  • The MVVM Design Pattern

Module 3: Using WinJS

  • The WinJS Library
  • WinJS APIs

Module 4: Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In Controls

  • Windows 8 Layout Controls
  • Implementing WinJS Controls and Templates
  • The AppBar Control
  • Snap and Fill

Module 5: Presenting Data

  • Working with Data Presentation Controls
  • The ListView Control

Module 6: Handling Files in Windows Store Apps

  • Handling Files and Streams in Windows Store apps
  • Working with File User Interface Components

Module 7: Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management

  • Process Lifetime Management
  • Launching Windows Store Apps
  • Implementing State Management Strategy

Module 8: Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store App

  • Handling Navigation in Windows Store apps
  • Semantic Zoom

Module 9: Implementing Windows 8 Contracts

  • Designing for Charms and Contracts
  • The Search Contract
  • The Share Contract
  • Managing App Settings and Preferences

Module 10: Implementing Tiles and User Notifications

  • Implementing Tiles, Live Tiles, Secondary Tiles, and Badge Notifications
  • Implementing Toast Notifications

Module 11: Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy

  • Evaluating Data Access Strategies
  • Working with Remote Data

Module 12: Responding to Mouse and Touch

  • Working with Mouse Events
  • Working with Gesture Events

Module 13: Planning for Windows Store App Deployment

  • The Windows Store App Manifest
  • Windows Store App Certification
  • Windows 8 Enterprise App Deployment


  • Describe the Windows 8 platform and features, and explore the basics of a Windows app interface.
  • Create the User Interface layout and structure.
  • Apply the MVVM pattern to application design.
  • Implement the AppBar and layout controls.
  • Use templates to create the UI.
  • Use data binding to present data in the UI.
  • Handle files and streams.
  • Design and implement Process Lifetime Management (PLM).
  • Handle navigation scenarios in a Windows Store app.
  • Implement Semantic Zoom.
  • Design and implement contracts such as Search, Share and Settings.
  • Implement tiles and toast notifications in a Windows Store app.
  • Respond to mouse, keyboard and touch events, including gestures.
  • Deploy a Windows Store app to the Windows Store or an enterprise store.

Target Audience

This course is intended for professional developers who have 1 or more years of experience in creating applications.


  • This course helps prepare candidates for Exam 70-481.
  • Exam 70-481: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps using HTML5 and JavaScript: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
  • MCSD: Windows Store Apps using HTML5

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