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Overview

This Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C# training class 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.

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.

Goals
  1. Learn to review basic Windows Store app concepts and how Windows Store apps integrate with the Windows 8.1 ecosystem.
  2. Learn to explore the built-in WinRT animation library and storyboards, and apply transitions and transformations.
  3. Learn to localize the Windows Store app UI and apply language-specific formatting to a multi-lingual app.
  4. Learn to create and present a successful splash screen, and differentiate your app with branding.
  5. Learn to use various storage mechanisms, choose a suitable caching strategy for their app, and use advanced file access methods.
  6. Learn to work with custom and template controls, and create and consume a WinRT component.
  7. Learn to print using the Printing API and explore the Play To API.
  8. Learn to explore the Push Notification Service (WNS), and work with push notifications.
  9. Learn to use the CameraCaptureUI API and the MediaCapture API.
  10. Learn to create and consume background tasks.
  11. Learn to discover sensors, test their availability, and handle sensor events and device availability, and enumerate devices and their capabilities and properties and use the capabilities.
Outline
  1. Windows Store App Essentials
    1. Review Windows Store App Essentials
    2. Review Windows Store App Essentials – Under the Hood
  2. Implementing Animations and Transitions
    1. Using Animations
    2. Working with Transitions and Transformations
    3. Lab: Implementing Animations and Transitions
      1. Creating Animations in a Windows Store App
      2. Creating Transitions in a Windows Store App
  3. Implementing Globalization and Localization
    1. Working with Resource Files
    2. Implementing Culture-Specific Formatting
    3. Lab: Implementing Globalization and Localization
      1. Creating and Consuming the Resource Files
      2. Applying Culture-Specific Formatting
  4. Branding and a Seamless UI
    1. Branding
    2. Customizing the Splash Screen
    3. Branding Your App’s UI
    4. Lab: Branding and Seamless UI
      1. Creating a Customize Splash Screen
      2. Branding a Windows Store App
  5. Advanced Data Scenarios in a Windows Store App
    1. Windows Store App Storage Options
    2. Implementing Data Caching
    3. Advanced File Functionality
    4. Lab: Caching Data
      1. Caching Data
  6. Creating Reusable Controls and Components
    1. Working with Custom and Templated Controls
    2. Creating and Using WinRT Components
    3. Lab: Creating Reusable Controls and Components
      1. Creating and Using a Custom Control
      2. Using a WinRT Component
  7. Implementing Advanced Contract Scenarios
    1. The Play To Contract
    2. The Print Contract
    3. Integrating Contacts and Calendars
    4. Support PDF files and screenshots
    5. Integrating Speech Synthesis
    6. Lab: Integrating the Print Contract Into the App
      1. Printing a Single Page
      2. Printing Multiple Pages
      3. Adding PDF support
  8. The Windows Push Notification Service
    1. Introduction to The Push Notification Service
    2. Communicating with the WNS
    3. Lab: The Windows Push Notification Service
      1. Manage a Windows Notification Service Channel
  9. Capturing Media
    1. Using CameraCaptureUI to Capture Pictures, Videos or Audio
    2. Using MediaCapture to Capture Pictures, Video, or Audio
    3. Lab: Capturing Media
      1. Capturing Video by Using the CameraCaptureUI API
      2. Capturing an Image by Using the MediaCapture API
  10. Background Tasks
    1. Creating Background Tasks
    2. Using Background Tasks in a Windows Store App
    3. Lab: Background Tasks
      1. Transfer Files in the Background
      2. Create and Consume a Background Task
  11. Working with Sensors and Devices
    1. Working with Sensors
    2. Working with Devices
    3. Lab: Working with Sensors and Devices
      1. Using the SimpleOrientationSensor
      2. Using Location Services
      3. Using Geofencing
  12. Generating Revenue with Your Windows Store App
    1. Implementing Trial Functionality in a Windows Store App
    2. Implementing In-App Purchases
    3. Advertising in a Windows Store App
    4. Lab: Generating Revenue with your App
      1. Use Windows.Store Classes to Support Trial App Conversion
      2. Implement In-App Purchasing in an App
  13. Securing Windows Store App Data
    1. Managing Windows Authentication
    2. Managing Web Authentication
    3. Encryption in Windows Store Apps
    4. Lab: Securing Windows Store App Data
      1. Use ACS Authentication
      2. Encrypt User Information
  14. Tracing and Profiling Windows Store Apps
    1. Analyzing a Windows Store App
    2. Tracing a Windows Store App
    3. Profiling a Windows Store App
    4. Lab: Tracing and Profiling Windows Store Apps
      1. Profiling Performance
      2. Profiling Memory Usage
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Visual Studio class:

  • 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.
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