20485 Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#

Overview

Course Description

 This course you will learn advanced programming practices and techniques that will help you develop Windows Store apps. In this course, you will learn how design and develop Windows Store apps, as well as implement advanced features, such as using location information, streaming media to external devices, and integrating with online services. You will also learn how to use Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and Expression Blend tools. This course maps to the 70-485 exam.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for professional developers who have one or more years of experience creating applications for a production environment and who are comfortable programming in C# and XAML to create Windows Store apps.

Prerequisite(s) Recommended

 Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 6 – 12 months experience programming in C#
  • 3 – 6 months experience using Visual Studio 2013 (including experience using preview builds)
  • 1 month of experience working on Windows Store apps

Learning Objectives

 After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Review basic Windows Store app concepts and how Windows Store apps integrate with the Windows 8.1 ecosystem.
  • Explore the built-in WinRT animation library and storyboards, and apply transitions and transformations.
  • Localize the Windows Store app UI and apply language-specific formatting to a multi-lingual app.
  • Create and present a successful splash screen, and differentiate your app with branding.
  • Use various storage mechanisms, choose a suitable caching strategy for their app, and use advanced file access methods.
  • Work with custom and template controls, and create and consume a WinRT component.
  • Print using the Printing API and explore the Play To API.
  • Explore the Push Notification Service (WNS), and work with push notifications.
  • Use the CameraCaptureUI API and the MediaCapture API.
  • Create and consume background tasks.

Discover sensors, test their availability, and handle sensor events and device availability, and enumerate devices and their capabilities and properties and use the capabilities.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Windows Store Apps EssentialsThis module provides a review of the essential Windows Store app features.

Lessons

  • Review Windows 8 App Essentials – Presentation
  • Review Windows 8 App Essentials – Under the Hood

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe basic Windows Store app concepts related to the app presentation.
  • Describe basic Windows Store app concepts related to integration with the Windows 8 ecosystem.

Module 2: Implementing Animations and TransitionsThis module explains how to add animations and transitions to improve the user experience using the VisualStateManager and control templates.

Lessons

  • Using Animation
  • Working with Transitions and Transformations

Lab : Implementing Animations and Transitions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the built-in WinRT animation library and Storyboards.
  • Apply transitions and transformations.

Module 3: Implementing Globalization and LocalizationThis module explains how to localize  Windows Store app user interface.

Lessons

  • Working with Resource Files
  • Implementing Culture-Specific Formatting

Lab : Implementing Globalization and Localization

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and consume localized resources.
  • Apply language-specific formatting for multi-lingual application.

Module 4: Branding and a Seamless User InterfaceThis module explains how to brand Windows Store app and improve the loading experience with a splash screen.

Lessons

  • Customizing the Splash Screen
  • Differentiate your app with branding

Lab : Branding and a Seamless User Interface

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and present a successful splash screen.
  • Differentiate Windows Store apps with branding.

Module 5: Advanced Data Scenarios in a Windows Store AppThis module explains how to use various storage mechanisms, choose a suitable caching strategy for an app, and use advanced file access methods.

Lessons

  • Windows Store App Storage Options
  • Implementing Data Caching
  • Advanced File Functionality

Lab : Caching Data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the storage mechanisms available to Windows Store apps.

Module 6: Creating Reusable Controls and Components

This module explains how to create custom controls, extend templated controls, and create and consume WinMD components.

Lessons

  • Creating Custom Controls
  • Extending Existing Controls
  • Creating and Consuming WinMD Components

Lab : Creating Reusable Controls and Components

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create reusable custom controls.
  • Create and extend templated controls.
  • Create and consume a WinMD component.

Module 7: Implementing Advanced Contract ScenariosThis module explains how to implement the Print and Settings contracts and the Play To API.

Lessons

  • The Print Contract
  • The Play To Contract

Lab : Printing

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Print by using the print contract
  • Describe the Play To API.

Module 8: The Windows Push Notification Service (WNS)This module explains how to work with the Push Notification Service (WNS).

Lessons

  • The Push Notification Service (WNS)
  • Communicating with the Push Notification Service (WNS)

Lab : The Windows Push Notification Service (WNS)

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Push Notification Service (WNS).
  • Work with push notifications.

Module 9: Capturing MediaThis module explains how to capture media with the camera and microphone.

Lessons

  • Using CameraCaptureUI to Capture Pictures, Videos or Audio
  • Using MediaCapture to Capture Pictures, Video, or Audio

Lab : Capturing Media

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use the CameraCaptureUI API.
  • Use the MediaCapture API.

Module 10: Background TasksThis module explains how to create and consume background tasks.Lessons

  • Creating Background Tasks
  • Consuming Background Tasks in a Windows Store App

Lab : Background Tasks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create background tasks.
  • Consume background tasks.

Module 11: Working with Sensors and DevicesThis module explains how to discover device capabilities, interact with devices, and act upon sensor data.

Lessons

  • Working with Sensors
  • Working with Devices

Lab : Working with Sensors and Devices

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Discover sensors, test their availability, and handle sensor events.
  • Discover device availability and enumerate d and their capabilities and properties, and use them.

Module 12: Generating Revenue with your AppThis module explains how to generate revenue with Windows Store apps using trial licensing and in-app purchasing and advertising.

Lessons

  • Implementing Trial Functionality in a Windows Store App
  • Implement In-App Purchases
  • Advertising in a Windows Store App

Lab : Generating Revenue with your App

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement trial functionality and transition to a full license.
  • Implement in-app purchases.
  • Implement advertising functionality.

Module 13: Securing Windows Store App DataThis module explains how to manage Windows authentication and web authentication in Windows 8 apps.

Lessons

  • Managing Windows Authentication
  • Managing Web Authentication
  • Encryption in Windows Store Apps

Lab : Securing Windows 8 App Data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Authenticate using Windows Live Authentication.
  • Authenticate using web authentication protocols.
  • Encrypt data by using the Windows.Security.Cryptography

Module 14: Tracing and Profiling Windows Store AppsThis module explains how to diagnose problems and monitor application behavior using tracing and profiling tools and APIs.

Lessons

  • Tracing a Windows Store App
  • Profiling a Windows Store App

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Trace Windows Store apps.
  • Profile Windows Store apps.

 

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Cost

$2,950.00

Course Code

FRCMIC-68

Course Duration

5

Instructions Method

Instructor Led
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