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20481 Essentials of Developing Windows® Metro Style Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript

Course Overview

Students will learn essential programming skills and techniques that are required to develop Windows Store apps, including design and development skills, and use of the Visual Studio and Expression Blend tools.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for professional developers who have 1 or more years of experience in creating applications.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to: • 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.

Suggested Prerequisites

Course Outline

1 - Overview of the Windows 8 Platform and Windows Store Apps

  • Introduction to the Windows 8 Platform
  • Windows 8 User Interface Principles
  • WinRT and Language Projections

2 - Single-Page Applications and the MVVM Design Pattern

  • Single-Page Applications
  • The MVVM Design Pattern

3 - Using WinJS

  • The WinJS Library
  • WinJS APIs

4 - Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In Controls

  • Windows 8 Layout Controls
  • Implementing WinJS Controls and Templates
  • The AppBar Control
  • Snap and Fill

5 - Presenting Data

  • Working with Data Presentation Controls
  • The ListView Control

6 - Handling Files in Windows Store Apps

  • Handling Files and Streams in Windows Store apps
  • Working with File User Interface Components

7 - Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management

  • Process Lifetime Management
  • Launching Windows Store Apps
  • Implementing State Management Strategy

8 - Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store App

  • Handling Navigation in Windows Store apps
  • Semantic Zoom

9 - Implementing Windows 8 Contracts

  • Designing for Charms and Contracts
  • The Search Contract
  • The Share Contract
  • Managing App Settings and Preferences

10 - Implementing Tiles and User Notifications

  • Implementing Tiles, Live Tiles, Secondary Tiles, and Badge Notifications
  • Implementing Toast Notifications

11 - Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy

  • Evaluating Data Access Strategies
  • Working with Remote Data

12 - Responding to Mouse and Touch

  • Working with Mouse Events
  • Working with Gesture Events

13 - Planning for Windows Store App Deployment

  • The Windows Store App Manifest
  • Windows Store App Certification
  • Windows 8 Enterprise App Deployment

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This is a 5-day class

Price: $2,975.00
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