Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#

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In this course students will learn essential programming skills and techniques that are required to develop Windows Store apps.

Course Details

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.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 1 or more years of experience creating applications.

  • 1 – 3 months experience using Visual Studio 2010 or 2012.

  • 1 – 3 months experience creating Windows client applications.

Course Outline

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

This module describes the Windows 8 platform and features and the basics of a Windows Store app interface. It also explains how to create and style a simple Windows Store app by using Visual Studio and Blend.

 

Lessons

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

Module 2: Creating User Interfaces using XAML

This module explains how to create the User Interface by using XAML, and how to style a simple Windows Store app by using Visual Studio and Blend.

 

Lessons

  • XAML Basics
  • XAML Code-Behind
  • Advanced XAML

Module 3: Presenting Data

This module explains how to present data in the user interface using data binding.

 

Lessons

  • Working with Data Presentation Controls
  • The GridView Control

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

This module explains how to implement the AppBar and layout controls.

 

Lessons

  • WinRT
  • Windows 8 Layout Controls
  • The AppBar Control
  • Snap and Scale

Module 5: Handling Files in Windows Store Apps

This module explains how to handle files and streams.

 

Lessons

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

Module 6: Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management

This module describes how to respond to application lifecycle events using Process Lifetime Management and the PLM extensibility points provided by the Visual Studio 2012 templates.

 

Lessons

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

Module 7: Working with Templates and Resources

This module explains how to use templates when creating the user interface.

 

Lessons

  • Implementing Templates
  • Creating Shared Resources

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

This module explains how to handle navigation scenarios in a Windows Store app and implement Semantic Zoom.

 

Lessons

  • Handling Navigation in Windows Store Apps
  • Semantic Zoom

Module 9: Implementing Windows 8 Contracts

This module explains how to design and implement Windows 8 contracts such as Search, Share and Settings.

 

Lessons

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

Module 10: Implementing Tiles and User Notifications

This module explains how to implement tiles and toast notifications in a Windows Store app.

 

Lessons

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

Module 11: Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy

This module explains how to implement various data access scenarios for Windows Store apps.

 

Lessons

  • Evaluating Data Access Strategies
  • Working with Remote Data

 

Module 12: Responding to Mouse, Keyboard and Touch

This module explains how to respond to mouse, keyboard and touch events, including gestures.

 

Lessons

  • Working with Mouse Events
  • Working with Gesture Events

Module 13: Planning for Windows Store App Deployment

This module explains how to deploy their Windows Store apps to the Windows Store or an enterprise store.

 

Lessons

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

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