Students 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.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the Windows 8 platform and features, and explore thebasics of a Windows app interface.
- Create the User Interface layout and structure.
- Apply the MVVM pattern to application design.
- Implement the AppBar and layout controls.
- Use templates to create the UI.
- Use data binding to present data in the UI.
- Handle files and streams.
- Design and implement Process Lifetime Management (PLM).
- Handle navigation scenarios in a Windows Store app.
- Implement Semantic Zoom.
- 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.
1 – Overview of the Windows 8 Platform and Windows Store Apps 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
2 – Single-Page Applications and the MVVM Design Pattern Single-Page Applications The MVVM Design Pattern Lab : Single-Page Apps and the MVVM Design Pattern
3 – Using WinJS
The WinJS Library WinJS APIs Lab : Using WinJS
4 – Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In Controls Windows 8 Layout Controls Implementing WinJS Controls and Templates The AppBar Control Snap and Fill Lab :
Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In Controls
5 – Presenting Data
Working with Data Presentation Controls The ListView Control Lab : Presenting Data
6 – Handling Files in Windows Store Apps
Handling Files and Streams in Windows Store apps Working with File User Interface Components Lab : Handling Files in Windows Store Apps
7 – Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management
Process Lifetime Management Launching Windows Store Apps Implementing State Management Strategy Lab :
Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management
8 – Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store App
Handling Navigation in Windows Store apps Semantic Zoom Lab : Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store App
9 – Implementing Windows 8 Contracts
Designing for Charms and Contracts The Search Contract The Share Contract Managing App Settings and Preferences Lab : Implementing Windows 8 Contracts
10 – Implementing Tiles and User Notifications
Implementing Tiles, Live Tiles, Secondary Tiles, and Badge Notifications Implementing Toast Notifications Lab :
Implementing Tiles and User Notifications
11 – Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy
Evaluating Data Access Strategies Working with Remote Data Lab : Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy
12 – Responding to Mouse and Touch
Working with Mouse Events Working with Gesture Events Lab : Responding to Mouse and Touch
13 – Planning for Windows Store App Deployment
The Windows Store App Manifest Windows Store App Certification Windows 8 Enterprise App Deployment