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Introduction to Windows Phone 8

Course Summary

This course introduces the Windows Phone 8 platform. By the end of this course you should be all set up to start writing apps for the phone. We will cover all the basics at an intro level, from key architectural concepts, to user interface and navigation,


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    Course Syllabus

    ● Windows Phone 8 overview
        ◦ Contents
        ◦ What is Windows Phone 8
        ◦ Why develop for WP8
        ◦ Architecture
        ◦ Application models
        ◦ Hardware
        ◦ Security
        ◦ Store
        ◦ Development fundamentals
        ◦ What about WP7
        ◦ Summary
    ● Getting started
        ◦ Contents
        ◦ Getting the tools
        ◦ SDK contents
        ◦ Prerequisites
        ◦ Registering and unlocking
        ◦ Creating a project
        ◦ Windows Phone IDE
        ◦ Project structure
        ◦ App manifest
        ◦ Running the app
        ◦ A simple app
        ◦ Blend
        ◦ Summary
    ● User experience
        ◦ Contents
        ◦ Design principles
        ◦ Controls and layout
        ◦ More controls
        ◦ Panorama
        ◦ Pivot
        ◦ Application bar
        ◦ Styles
        ◦ Resources
        ◦ Themes
        ◦ Templates
        ◦ Summary
    ● User experience (part 2)
        ◦ Contents
        ◦ Data binding
        ◦ Two-way binding
        ◦ UI notifications
        ◦ Value converters
        ◦ Binding to collections
        ◦ Data templates
        ◦ Visual states
        ◦ States in a control
        ◦ States and orientation
        ◦ Summary
    ● Navigation and lifecycle
        ◦ Contents
        ◦ Navigation
        ◦ Passing parameters
        ◦ Back stack
        ◦ App lifecycle
        ◦ Page state
        ◦ Demo : page state
        ◦ App state
        ◦ Demo : startup
        ◦ Demo : tombstoning
        ◦ Fast resume
        ◦ Demo : relaunching
        ◦ Demo : back stack
        ◦ Summary
    ● Files and data
        ◦ Contents
        ◦ Permanent storage
        ◦ Settings API
        ◦ Working with settings
        ◦ File API
        ◦ Enumerating files
        ◦ Reading and writing
        ◦ Text IO
        ◦ Local database
        ◦ Defining the DB
        ◦ Querying
        ◦ Insert and delete
        ◦ Associations
        ◦ Http data
        ◦ WebClient
        ◦ HttpClient
        ◦ Summary
    ● Phone integration
        ◦ Contents
        ◦ Live tiles
        ◦ Default tile
        ◦ Tile notification
        ◦ Secondary tile
        ◦ Launchers and choosers
        ◦ Launcher chooser demo
        ◦ Lock screen
        ◦ Lock screen image
        ◦ Lock screen notifs
        ◦ Background work
        ◦ Reminder
        ◦ Background agent
        ◦ Summary

     


Course Fee:
USD 29

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

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