20484 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#

In this 5-day course, participants 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 participants are comfortable using and making the most of the Microsoft Visual Studio and Expression Blend tools. This course maps to the 70-484 exam.

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20484 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#

In this 5-day course, participants will learn essential programming skills and techniques that are required to develop Windows Store apps.

Overview

In this 5-day course, participants 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 participants are comfortable using and making the most of the Microsoft Visual Studio and Expression Blend tools. This course maps to the 70-484 exam.

Prerequisites

Participants who wish to take up this course should meet the following prerequisites:

Who Should Attend?

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

Course Outline

  • Introduction to the Windows 8.1 Platform
  • Windows 8.1 UI Principles
  • WinRT and Language Projections

Lab: Overview of the Windows 8.1 Platform and Windows Store Apps

  • XAML Basics
  • XAML Code-Behind
  • Advanced XAML

Lab: Creating User Interfaces using XAML

  • Working with Data Presentation Controls
  • The GridView Control

Lab: Presenting Data

  • WinRT Controls
  • AppBar Control
  • Windowing Modes

Lab: Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In Controls

  • Handling Files and Streams in Windows Store Apps
  • Working with File User Interface Components

Lab: Handling Files in Windows Store Apps

  • Process Lifetime Management
  • Windows Store App Activation and Background Tasks
  • Implementing a State Management Strategy

Lab: Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management

  • Creating Shared Resources
  • Creating Styles and Templates

Lab: Working with Styles and Templates

  • 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 and the SearchBox Control
  • The Share Contract
  • Managing App Settings and Preferences

Lab: Implementing Windows 8.1 Contracts

  • Implementing Tiles, Live Tiles, Secondary Tiles and Badge Notifications
  • Implementing Toast Notifications

Lab: Implementing Tiles 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

  • The Windows Store App Manifest
  • Windows Store App Certification

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