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.

Objectives

At Course Completion

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.

Module

  • Module 1: Overview of the Windows 8 Platform and Windows Store Apps
  • Module 2: Creating User Interfaces using XAMLThis 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.
  • Module 3: Presenting DataThis module explains how to present data in the user interface using data binding.
  • Module 4: Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In ControlsThis module explains how to implement the AppBar and layout controls.
  • Module 5: Handling Files in Windows Store AppsThis module explains how to handle files and streams.
  • Module 6: Windows Store App Process Lifetime ManagementThis 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.
  • Module 7: Working with Resources, Styles, and TemplatesThis module explains how to use templates when creating the user interface.
  • Module 8: Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store AppThis module explains how to handle navigation scenarios in a Windows Store app and implement Semantic Zoom.
  • Module 9: Implementing Windows 8 ContractsThis module explains how to design and implement Windows 8 contracts such as Search, Share and Settings.
  • Module 10: Implementing Tiles and User NotificationsThis module explains how to implement tiles and toast notifications in a Windows Store app.
  • Module 11: Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy
  • Module 12: Responding to Mouse and Touch
  • Module 13: Planning for Windows Store App DeploymentThis module explains how to deploy their Windows Store apps to the Windows Store or an enterprise store.

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