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MS20481 - Essentials of Developing Windows® Store Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript (MS20481)

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  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
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Course Overview

Duration: 5 Days

In this course, students will learn essential programming skills and techniques that are required to develop Windows Store apps. This includes a combination of both design and development skills, as well as ensuring that students are comfortable using and making the most of the Microsoft Visual Studio and Expression Blend tools.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for professional developers who have one or more years of experience creating applications and who are comfortable programming in HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites

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.

 

Course Content

Module 1: Overview of the Windows 8 Platform and Windows Store AppsThis module describes the Windows 8 platform and features, and explores the basics of a Windows Store app interface.Lessons

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

Lab :Overview of the Windows 8 Platform and Windows Store Apps

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Windows 8 platform, architecture, and features.
  • Explain the basics of the Windows 8 UI and Windows Store app experience and how it differs from Windows desktop apps.
  • Explain the new API model, how it supports building Windows Store apps, and how it supports multiple language-specific projections.

Module 2: Single-Page Applications and the MVVM Design PatternThis module describes the principles used for building single-page apps and how to apply the MVVM design pattern using JavaScript.Lessons

  • Single-Page Applications
  • The MVVM Design Pattern

Lab :Single-Page Apps and the MVVM Design Pattern

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe SPA-based Windows Store apps.
  • Design and implement Windows Store apps using MVVM.

Module 3: Using WinJSThis module explains how to use WinJS to build Windows Store apps.Lessons

  • The WinJS Library
  • WinJS APIs

Lab :Using WinJS

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the WinJS library and its purpose.
  • Describe commonly used WinJS APIs.

Module 4: Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In ControlsThis module explains how to implement the AppBar and layout controls.Lessons

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

Lab: Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In Controls

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe layout controls available for Windows Store apps.
  • Implement a control template for use with built-in controls.
  • Describe the AppBar and its functionality.
  • Support snapped and fill views in your app.

Module 5: Presenting DataThis module explains how to use data binding to present data in the User Interface.Lessons

  • Working with Data Presentation Controls
  • The ListView Control

Lab :Presenting Data

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the different ways data can be displayed in Windows Store apps.
  • Explain how to use a ListView control.

Module 6: Handling Files in Windows Store AppsThis module explains how to handle files and streams in Windows Store Apps.Lessons

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

Lab :Handling Files in Windows Store Apps

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Work with files and streams using WinRT.
  • Use WinRT pickers to display a selection UI.

Module 7: Windows Store App Process Lifetime ManagementThis module explains how to respond to application lifecycle events using Process Lifetime Management (PLM) and the PLM extensibility points provided by the Visual Studio 2012 templates.Lessons

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

Lab :Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the various states of a Windows Store app.
  • Describe app activation modes.
  • Implement app state management.

Module 8: Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store AppThis module explains how to handle navigation scenarios in a Windows Store app and how to implement Semantic Zoom.Lessons

  • Handling Navigation in Windows Store apps
  • Semantic Zoom

Lab :Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store App

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe navigation principles in Windows Store apps.
  • Describe Semantic Zoom.

Module 9: Implementing Windows 8 ContractsThis module explains how to design and implement Windows 8 contracts such as Search,Shared Settings.Lessons

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

Lab :Implementing Windows 8 Contracts

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design apps to use charms and contracts.
  • Implement the Search contract.
  • Implement the Share Target and Share Source contracts.
  • Describe the Settings pane and add settings commands.

Module 10: Implementing Tiles and User NotificationsThis module explains how to implement tiles and toast notifications in a Windows Store App.Lessons

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

Lab :Implementing Tiles and User Notifications

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Implement tile, live tiles and secondary tiles

 

Course ID: MS20481


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