About Course:

Students will learn essential programming skills and techniques required to develop Windows Store apps, including a combination of design and development skills and using Visual Studio and Expression Blend tools.

Course Outline

  • Overview of the Windows 8 Platform and Windows Store Apps
  • Creating User Interfaces using XAML
  • Presenting Data
  • Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In Controls
  • Handling Files in Windows Store Apps
  • Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management
  • Working with Resources, Styles, and Templates
  • 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 review the Windows 8 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 2012 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.

Target Audience: 

This course is intended for professional developers who have 1-2 years of experience creating client applications and who are comfortable programming in C# and have done some XAML-based programming.

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