Participants 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.
Participants who wish to take up this course should meet the following prerequisites:
- 1 or more years of experience creating applications.
- 1 – 3 months experience creating Windows client applications.
- 1 – 3 months experience using Visual Studio 2010 or 2012.
Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for professional developers who have at least 1 year of experience in creating applications.
- Introduction to the Windows 8 Platform
- Windows 8 User Interface Principles
- WinRT and Language Projections
- Lab: Overview of the Windows 8 Platform and Windows Store Apps
- Single-Page Applications
- The MVVM Design Pattern
- Lab: Single-Page Apps and the MVVM Design Pattern
- Windows 8 Layout Controls
- Implementing WinJS Controls and Templates
- The AppBar Control
- Snap and Fill
- Lab: Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In Controls
- Working with Data Presentation Controls
- The ListView Control
- Lab: Implement the ListView Control
- Handling Files and Streams in Windows Store Apps
- Working with File User Interface Components
- Lab: Handling Files in Windows Store Apps
- Process Lifetime Management
- Launching Windows Store Apps
- Implementing State Management Strategy
- Lab: Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management
- Handling Navigation in Windows Store Apps
- Semantic Zoom
- Lab: Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store App
- Designing for Charms and Contracts
- The Search Contract
- The Share Contract
- Managing App Settings and Preferences
- Lab: Implementing Windows 8 Contracts
- Implementing Tiles, Live Tiles, Secondary Tiles, and Badge Notifications
- Implementing Toast Notifications
- Lab: Implementing Tile and User Notifications
- Evaluating Data Access Strategies
- Working with Remote Data
- Lab: Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy
- Working with Mouse Events
- Working with Gesture Events
- Lab: Responding to Mouse and Touch