Hands-On Lab 40026B:

Hands On Lab: Introduction to Windows 8 Development - C#

Length:3 Hours
Published:April 10, 2013
Language(s):English
Audience(s):Developers
Level:100
Technology:Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
Type:Hands-On Lab
Delivery Method:Instructor-led (classroom)
About This Hands-On Lab
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.
Audience Profile
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.
At Hands-On Lab Completion
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

Hands-On Lab OutlineExercise 1: Introduction to Windows 8 Platform
In this lab you will explore the various Windows 8 features and see how to work with them.
Lab : Introduction to Windows 8 Platform
  • Using the Start screen
  • Running Apps Using Tiles
  • Using the Charms Bar
After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  • Use the Windows 8 Start screen.
  • Run Windows Store apps using tiles.
  • Use the Charms bar.
Exercise 2: Exploring Windows Store Apps
In this lab you will explore the Windows Store app guidelines and learn to apply them to apps.
Lab : Exploring Windows Store Apps
  • Exploring Windows Store Apps
After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  • Examine Windows Store apps and their designs.
Exercise 3: 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.
Lab : Implementing Windows Store Apps with XAML and C#
  • Creating a Grid App
  • Creating a Split App
  • Using the WinRT Library
After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  • Create a Grid App
  • Create a Split App
  • Use the WinRT Library
Exercise 4: Integrating with Windows 8 experiences
In this lab you will explore how the built-in contracts such as Search, Share, Settings are integrated.
Lab : Integrating with Windows 8 experiences
  • Integrating Search Contract
  • Integrating Share Contract
  • Integrating Settings Contract
After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  • Examine how Search contract is implemented
  • Examine how Share contract is implemented
  • Examine how Settings contract is implemented
Exercise 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 Notifications
  • Using Live Tiles in a Windows Store app
  • Using Toast Notifications in a Windows Store app
After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  • Integrate live tiles into a Windows Store app.
  • Integrate toast notifications into a Windows Store app.
Exercise 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 Store
  • Exploring the Windows Store
  • Exploring the Trial Version settings of a Windows Store App
After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  • 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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