Course 40026B: Hands On Lab: Introduction to Windows® 8 Development - C#
10 April 2013
About this course
This three hour Hands-On Lab (HOL) will introduce developers to the tools and techniques for creating Window Store apps using C# and XAML. It will outline the Windows 8 platform, Windows Store apps guidelines, Windows 8 contracts, tiles and notifications, and the Windows store.This Hands-On Lab is intended for professional developers that come from the C# background. Developers should have 1-2 years of experience in their field.After completing this Hands-on Lab, students will be able to:
- Use the Windows 8 Start screen
- Run apps using tiles
- Use the Charms bar
- Examine Windows Store apps and their design
- Create a Grid Application
- Create a Split Application
- Explore how the WinRT Library is used
- Explore how Search Contract is integrated
- Explore how Share Contract is integrated
- Explore how Settings Contract is integrated
- Explore how Live Tiles in a Windows Store app are used
- Explore how Toast Notifications in a Windows Store app are used
- Explore the Windows Store
- Explore the trial version settings of a Windows Store app
- Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Introduction to Windows 8 PlatformLab : Introduction to Windows 8 PlatformIn this lab you will explore the various Windows 8 features and see how to work with them.Module 2: Exploring Windows Store AppsAfter completing this lab, students will be able to:
- Use the Windows 8 Start screen.
- Run Windows Store apps using tiles.
Lab : Exploring Windows Store AppsIn this lab you will explore the Windows Store app guidelines and learn to apply them to apps.Module 3: Implementing Windows Store Apps with XAML and C#After completing this lab, students will be able to:
- Use the Charms bar.
Lab : Implementing Windows Store Apps with XAML and C#In this lab you will explore how to create Windows Store app using XAML and C#. You will learn how to create a grid application and a split application.Module 4: Integrating with Windows 8 experiencesAfter completing this lab, students will be able to:
- Examine Windows Store apps and their designs.
- Create a Grid App
- Create a Split App
Lab : Integrating with Windows 8 experiencesIn this lab you will explore how the built-in contracts such as Search, Share, Settings are integrated.Module 5: Implementing Tiles and NotificationsIn this lab you explore how Tiles and Notifications that let users personalize their Start screen are implementedLab : Implementing Tiles and NotificationsAfter completing this lab, students will be able to:
- Use the WinRT Library
- Examine how Search contract is implemented
- Examine how Share contract is implemented
Module 6: Exploring the Windows StoreIn this lab you will explore the Windows Store, and work on creating a trial version of a Windows Store appLab : Exploring the Windows StoreAfter completing this lab, students will be able to:
- Examine how Settings contract is implemented
- Integrate live tiles into a Windows Store app.
After completing this lab, students will be able to:
- Integrate toast notifications into a Windows Store app.
- Explore the Window Store and its categories
- Understand a Windows Store app’s license configuration
Before attending this course, students must have:
- Knowledge of graphical interface design
- Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming design and development
- Simple data access (CRUD) knowledge
- General understanding of the Visual Studio IDE
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