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.
This course maps to the 70-481 exam.
Describe the Windows 8 platform and features, and explore the basics 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 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
- Module 1: Overview of the Windows 8.1 Platform and Windows Store Apps
- Module 2: Single-Page Apps and the MVVM Design Pattern
- Module 3: Using WinJS
- Module 4: Implementing Layout Using Windows 8.1 Controls
- Module 5: Presenting Data
- Module 6: Implementing Tiles and User Notifications
- Module 7: Handling Files in Windows Store Apps
- Module 8: Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management
- Module 9: Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows StoreApp
- Module 10: Implementing Windows 8.1 Contracts
- Module 11: Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy
- Module 12: Responding to Mouse and Touch
- Module 13: Planning for Windows Store App Deployment