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20484 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#

Course Objectives

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.

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of the Windows 8 Platform and Windows Store Apps

a. Introduction to the Windows 8 Platform

b. Windows 8 User Interface Principles

c. WinRT and Language Projections

d. Lab : Overview of the Windows 8 Platform and Windows Store Apps

Module 2: Creating User Interfaces using XAML

a. XAML Basics

b. XAML Code-Behind

c. Advanced XAML

d. Lab : Creating User Interfaces using XAML

Module 3: Presenting Data

a. Working with Data Presentation Controls

b. The GridView Control

c. Lab : Presenting Data

Module 4: Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In Controls

a. WinRT Controls

b. AppBar Control

c. Snapped and Fill

d. Lab : Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In Controls

Module 5: Handling Files in Windows Store Apps

a. Handling Files and Streams in Windows Store Apps

b. Working with File User Interface Components

c. Lab : Handling Files in Windows Store Apps

Module 6: Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management

a. Process Lifetime Management

b. Launching Windows Store Apps

c. Implementing a State Management Strategy

d. Lab : Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management

Module 7: Working with Resources, Styles, and Templates

a. Creating Shared Resources

b. Creating Styles and Templates

c. Lab : Working with Styles and Templates

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

a. Handling Navigation in Windows Store Apps

b. Semantic Zoom

c. Lab : Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store App

Module 9: Implementing Windows 8 Contracts

a. Designing for Charms and Contracts

b. The Search Contract

c. The Share Contract

d. Managing App Settings and Preferences

e. Lab : Implementing Windows 8 Contracts

Module 10: Implementing Tiles and User Notifications

a. Implementing Tiles, Live Tiles, Secondary Tiles and Badge Notifications

b. Implementing Toast Notifications

c. Lab : Implementing Tiles and User Notifications

Module 11: Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy

a. Evaluating Data Access Strategies

b. Working with Remote Data

Module 12: Responding to Mouse and Touch

a. Working with Mouse Events

b. Working with Gesture Events

c. Lab : Responding to Mouse and Touch

Module 13: Planning for Windows Store App Deployment

a. The Windows Store App Manifest

b. Windows Store App Certification

c. Enterprise App Deployment

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