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 Microsoft Visual Studio and Expression Blend tools.
- 1 or more years of experience creating applications
- 1 to 3 months experience creating Windows client applications
- 1 to 3 months experience using Visual Studio 2010 or 2012
- Attended Course 20483C: Programming in C#, or equivalent knowledge
- Module 1: Overview of the Windows 8.1 Platform and Windows StoreApps
- Introduction to the Windows 8.1 Platform
- Windows 8.1 UI Principles
- WinRT and Language Projections
- Lab : Overview of the Windows 8.1 Platform and Windows Store Apps
- Exploring the Windows 8.1 Platform
- Exploring a Windows Store App
- Module 2: Creating User Interfaces Using XAML
- XAML Basics
- XAML Code-Behind
- Advanced XAML
- Lab : Creating User Interfaces by Using XAML
- Creating the User Interface by using Visual Studio 2013
- Enhancing the UI by using Visual Studio 2013
- Module 3: Presenting Data
- Working with Data Presentation Controls
- The GridView Control
- Lab : Presenting Data
- Presenting the Note Data in the GridView Control
- Module 4: Implementing Layout Using Windows 8.1 Built-In Controls
- WinRT Controls
- AppBar Control
- Windowing Modes
- Lab : Implementing Layout by Using Built-In Controls in Windows 8.1
- Implementing an App Bar
- Module 5: Handling Files in Windows Store Apps
- Handling Files and Streams in Windows Store Apps
- Working with File User Interface Components
- Lab : Handling Files in Windows Store Apps
- Using the File API to Read and Write Data from the Notes Files
- Adding Photos to a Note by using File Picker
- Module 6: Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management
- Process Lifetime Management
- Windows Store App Activation and Background Tasks
- Implementing a State Management Strategy
- Lab : Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management
- Exploring the Different PLM States
- Implementing State Management
- Module 7: Working with Resources, Styles, and Templates
- Creating Shared Resources
- Creating Styles and Templates
- Lab : Working with Styles and Templates
- Creating a Control Style and Template
- Module 8: Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store app
- Handling Navigation in Windows Store apps
- Semantic Zoom
- Lab : Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store App
- Adding Navigation to the ILoveNotes App
- Implementing Semantic Zoom
- Module 9: Implementing Windows 8.1 Contracts
- Designing for Charms and Contracts
- The Search Contract and the SearchBox Control
- The Share Contract
- Managing App Settings
- Lab : Implementing Windows 8.1 Contracts
- Implementing the Search Contract
- Implementing the Share Contract
- Adding a New Setting to the Settings Pane
- Optional: Implementing Search with the SearchBox Control
- Module 10: Implementing Tiles and User Notifications
- Implementing Tiles, Live Tiles, Secondary Tiles, and Badge Notifications
- Implementing Toast Notifications
- Lab : Implementing Tiles and User Notifications
- Enabling Live Tile Functionality on the Main Tile
- Adding Secondary Tiles Functionality
- Adding Scheduled Toast Notifications for ToDo Notes
- Module 11: Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy
- Evaluating Data Access Strategies
- Working with Remote Data
- Lab : Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy
- Answer These Questions
- Module 12: Responding to Mouse and Touch
- Working with Pointer Events
- Working with Gesture Events
- Lab : Responding to Mouse and Touch
- Implementing Mouse Events
- Implementing Gesture Events
- Module 13: Planning for Windows Store App Deployment
- The Windows Store App Manifest
- Windows Store App Certification
- Describe the Windows 8.1 platform and features, and explore the basics of a Windows app interface.
- Create the User Interface layout and structure by using XAML.
- Use data binding to present data in the UI.
- Implement the AppBar and layout controls.
- Handle files and streams.
- Respond to application lifecycle events using Process Lifetime Management and the PLM extensibility points provided by the Visual Studio 2013 templates.
- Use templates to create the UI.
- Handle navigation scenarios in a Windows Store app.
- 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.
This course is intended for professional developers who have 1 to 2 years of experience creating client applications and who are comfortable programming in C# and have done some XAML-based programming.
- This course maps to the 70-484 exam.
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