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MOC 20485 - Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#

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Course duration

  • 5 Days

Course Outline

In this Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C# training the students will learn the more advanced programming skills and techniques that they can use to optimize their Windows Store app and differentiate their app from other apps in the Windows Store. These advanced skills and techniques include a combination of both design and development skills. The students will also learn about supporting the apps that they have published to the Windows Store.

This course is intended for professional developers who have 1 or more years of experience creating applications for a production environment and who are comfortable programming in C# and XAML to create Windows 8 apps.

  • Learn to add animations and transitions in a Windows Store app to improve the user experience.
  • Learn to localize the Windows Store app UI.
  • Learn to brand the Windows Store app and improve the loading experience with a splash screen.
  • Learn to use various storage mechanisms, choose a suitable caching strategy for their Windows Store app, and use advanced file access methods.
  • Learn to create custom controls, extend templated controls, and create and consume WinMD components.
  • Learn to implement the Print and Settings contracts and the Play To API.
  • Learn to work with the Push Notification Service (WNS).
  • Learn to capture media with the camera and microphone.
  • Learn to create and consume background tasks.
  • Discover device capabilities, interact with devices, and act upon sensor data.
  • Learn to implement Windows Store trial licensing and in-app purchasing and advertising.
  • Understand how to manage Windows authentication and web authentication in Windows Store apps.
  • Learn to diagnose problems and monitor application behavior using tracing and profiling tools and APIs.
  • 6 - 12 months experience programming in HTML5.
  • 3 - 6 months experience using Visual Studio 2012 (including experience using Windows 8's preview builds).
  • 1 month of experience working on Windows 8 apps.
  1. Windows Store Apps Essentials
    1. Review Windows 8 App Essentials - Presentation
    2. Review Windows 8 App Essentials - Under the Hood
  2. Implementing Animations and Transitions
    1. Using Animation
    2. Working with Transitions and Transformations
    3. Lab: Implementing Animations and Transitions
      1. Creating Animations in a Windows Store App
      2. Creating Transitions and Transformations 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. Create and Consume Resource Files
      2. Apply Culture-Specific Formatting
  4. Branding and a Seamless User Interface
    1. Customizing the Splash Screen
    2. Differentiate your app with branding
    3. Lab: Branding and a Seamless User Interface
      1. Create a Customized 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. Cache Data
  6. Creating Reusable Controls and Components
    1. Creating Custom Controls
    2. Extending Existing Controls
    3. Creating and Consuming WinMD Components
    4. Lab: Creating Reusable Controls and Components
      1. Create and Use a Custom Control
      2. Consume a WinMD Component
  7. Implementing Advanced Contract Scenarios
    1. The Print Contract
    2. The Play To Contract
    3. Lab: Printing
      1. Print a single page
      2. Print multiple pages
  8. The Windows Push Notification Service (WNS)
    1. The Push Notification Service (WNS)
    2. Communicating with the Push Notification Service (WNS)
    3. Lab: The Windows Push Notification Service (WNS)
      1. Manage a Windows Notification Service (WNS) 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. Capture video using the CameraCaptureUI API
      2. Capture image using the MediaCapture API
  10. Background Tasks
    1. Creating Background Tasks
    2. Consuming Background Tasks in a Windows Store App
    3. Lab: Background Tasks
      1. Create and Consume a Background Task
      2. 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. Use the orientation sensor
      2. Use location services
  12. Generating Revenue with your App
    1. Implementing Trial Functionality in a Windows Store App
    2. Implement 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 Purchase 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 8 App Data
      1. Encrypt User Information
      2. Use ACS Authentication
  14. Tracing and Profiling Windows Store Apps
    1. Tracing a Windows Store App
    2. Profiling a Windows Store App

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