Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#

Days 5    Code 20485   Fee £1985

In this course the students will learn the more advanced programming skills and techniques that they can use to optimize their Windows Store app and differentiate their app from other apps in the Windows Store.

Course Details

In this course the students will learn the more advanced programming skills and techniques that they can use to optimize their Windows Store app and differentiate their app from other apps in the Windows Store. These advanced skills and techniques include a combination of both design and development skills. The students will also learn about supporting the apps that they have published to the Windows Store.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 6 – 12 months experience programming in HTML5

  • 1 month of experience working on Windows 8 apps

  • 3 – 6 months experience using Visual Studio 2012 (including experience using Windows 8’s preview builds)

Course Outline

Module 1: Windows Store Apps Essentials

This module provides a review of the essential Windows Store app features.

 

Lessons

  • Review Windows 8 App Essentials – Presentation
  • Review Windows 8 App Essentials – Under the Hood

 

Module 2: Implementing Animations and Transitions

This module explains how to add animations and transitions to improve the user experience using the VisualStateManager and control templates.

 

Lessons

  • Using Animation
  • Working with Transitions and Transformations

Module 3: Implementing Globalization and Localization

This module explains how to localize Windows Store app user interface.

 

Lessons

  • Working with Resource Files
  • Implementing Culture-Specific Formatting

Module 4: Branding and a Seamless User Interface

This module explains how to brand Windows Store app and improve the loading experience with a splash screen.

 

Lessons

  • Customizing the Splash Screen
  • Differentiate your app with branding

Module 5: Advanced Data Scenarios in a Windows Store App

This module explains how to use various storage mechanisms, choose a suitable caching strategy for an app, and use advanced file access methods.

 

Lessons

  • Windows Store App Storage Options
  • Implementing Data Caching
  • Advanced File Functionality

Module 6: Creating Reusable Controls and Components

This module explains how to create custom controls, extend templated controls, and create and consume WinMD components.

Lessons

  • Creating Custom Controls
  • Extending Existing Controls
  • Creating and Consuming WinMD Components

Module 7: Implementing Advanced Contract Scenarios

This module explains how to implement the Print and Settings contracts and the Play To API.

 

Lessons

  • The Print Contract
  • The Play To Contract

Module 8: The Windows Push Notification Service (WNS)

This module explains how to work with the Push Notification Service (WNS).

 

Lessons

  • The Push Notification Service (WNS)
  • Communicating with the Push Notification Service (WNS)

Module 9: Capturing Media

This module explains how to capture media with the camera and microphone.

 

Lessons

  • Using CameraCaptureUI to Capture Pictures, Videos or Audio
  • Using MediaCapture to Capture Pictures, Video, or Audio

Module 10: Background Tasks

This module explains how to create and consume background tasks.

 

Lessons

  • Creating Background Tasks
  • Consuming Background Tasks in a Windows Store App

Module 11: Working with Sensors and Devices

This module explains how to discover device capabilities, interact with devices, and act upon sensor data.

 

Lessons

  • Working with Sensors
  • Working with Devices

Module 12: Generating Revenue with your App

This module explains how to generate revenue with Windows Store apps using trial licensing and in-app purchasing and advertising.

 

Lessons

  • Implementing Trial Functionality in a Windows Store App
  • Implement In-App Purchases
  • Advertising in a Windows Store App

Module 13: Securing Windows Store App Data

This module explains how to manage Windows authentication and web authentication in Windows 8 apps.

 

Lessons

  • Managing Windows Authentication
  • Managing Web Authentication
  • Encryption in Windows Store Apps

Module 14: Tracing and Profiling Windows Store Apps

This module explains how to diagnose problems and monitor application behavior using tracing and profiling tools and APIs.

 

Lessons

  • Tracing a Windows Store App
  • Profiling a Windows Store App

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