Students will learn essential programming skills and techniques that are required to develop Windows Store apps, including design and development skills, and use of the Visual Studio and Expression Blend tools.

Course Outline

  • Overview of the Windows 8 Platform and Windows Store Apps
  • Single-Page Applications and the MVVM Design Pattern
  • Using WinJS
  • Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In Controls
  • Presenting Data
  • Handling Files in Windows Store Apps
  • Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management
  • Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store App
  • Implementing Windows 8 Contracts
  • Implementing Tiles and User Notifications
  • Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy
  • Responding to Mouse and Touch
  • Planning for Windows Store App Deployment

Course Objectives: 

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • 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 one or more years of experience creating applications and who are comfortable programming in HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3.

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