Essentials Of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#

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 Microsoft Visual Studio and Expression Blend tools.

70484 Essentials Of  Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#

 

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 Microsoft Visual Studio and Expression Blend tools.

Audience

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

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 1 or more years of experience creating applications
  • 1 to 3 months experience creating Windows client applications
  • 1 to 3 months experience using Visual Studio 2010 or 2012
  • Attended Course 20483C: Programming in C#, or equivalent knowledge

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Windows 8.1 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 2013 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.

Course Content

Module 1: Overview of the Windows 8.1 Platform and Windows StoreApps

Module 2: Creating User Interfaces Using XAML

Module 3: Presenting Data

Module 4: Implementing Layout Using Windows 8.1 Built-In Controls

Module 5: Handling Files in Windows Store Apps

Module 6: Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management

Module 7: Working with Resources, Styles, and Templates

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

Module 9: Implementing Windows 8.1 Contracts

Module 10: Implementing Tiles and User Notifications

Module 11: Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy

Module 12: Responding to Mouse and Touch

Module 13: Planning for Windows Store App Deployment

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