Jerry Nixon on Windows: More Free Training: Developing Windows Store 8.1 Apps using XAML

Jerry Nixon on Windows

Monday, February 10, 2014

More Free Training: Developing Windows Store 8.1 Apps using XAML

imageDaren May and I are back to walk through the core C# and XAML concepts of Windows Store development, in our Microsoft Virtual Academy courses on the subject, refreshed from Windows 8.0 to Windows 8.1. Sit back and relax for nearly 16 hours of free developer training. 

Windows Store App Development Essentials

(P1:01) Overview of the Windows 8 Platform and Windows Store Apps

[07:49] - Intro to Windows 8 platform
[34:13] - Background tasks
[44:38] - Windows 8 UI principles

(P1:02) Creating User Interfaces using XAML

[01:12] - XAML Basics
[25:54] - XAML Code-behind
[35:55] - Custom controls
[46:34] - Create a ViewModel

(P1:03) Presenting Data and Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In Controls

[00:46] - Layout
[27:26] - Data binding

(P1:04) Handling Files in Windows Store Apps and Process Lifecycle Management

[03:51] - File handling
[15:15] - Process lifecycle management
[26:10] - Activating Windows Store Apps
[33:56] - Site management strategy

(P1:05) Working with Resources, Styles, and Templates

[01:14] - Resources
[05:54] - Styles
[11:14] - Templates
[17:12] - Templates and GridView demo

(P1:06) Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store App

[01:37] - Understand navigation
[11:52] - Data hierarchy
[19:30] - Semantic Zoom
[24:25] - Demo

(P1:07) Implementing Windows 8 Contracts, Tiles and User Notifications

[01:05] - Search Charm and Contract
[20:27] - Share Charm and Contract
[28:20] - Playto Contract
[33:15] - Settings Charm
[38:41] - Primary and Secondary Tiles
[49:57] - Toast Notifications

(P1:08) Local Data and Planning for Windows Store App Deployment

[01:46] - Data strategies
[06:46] - SQLite
[09:57] - SQLite Demo
[20:43] - App packages and deployment
[35:38] - Windows Store App certification

Advanced Windows Store App Development

(P2:01) Animation Fundamentals

[04:31] - Transforms
[14:02] - Animations
[39:45] - Theme Transition Library

(P2:02) Responsive Design

[04:12] - Scaling
[11:04] - Windowing
[16:52] - Visual States
[36:16] - Localization

(P2:03) Branding and Monetization

[01:15] - Monetize
[22:34] - Custom Styles
[46:16] - Extended Splash

(P2:04) Reusable Controls and Components

[01:25] - Custom controls
[05:19] - User controls
[29:30] - Windows Runtime components

(P2:05) Camera and Media

[01:52] - Photo Capture
[22:05] - Settings contract

(P2:06) Advanced Contracts

[01:58] - PlayTo Contract
[17:17] - Print Contract

(P2:07) Advanced Platform Features

[02:09] - Windows Live
[19:31] - SkyDrive

Best of luck!