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Contracts and Extensions in Windows 8

Course Summary

The Contracts API in Windows 8 offers applications the capability to integrate nicely with the operating system. In the current release, there are 5 contracts that we as developer can work with. The goal of this course is teaching how we can write our app


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    Course Syllabus

    ● Contracts and extensions
        ◦ Course introduction
        ◦ What are contracts and extensions
        ◦ Summary
    ● The Search contract
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Searching in Windows 8
        ◦ Demo: Searching in Windows 8
        ◦ Implementing the search contract
        ◦ Demo: Simple search using the Visual Studio template
        ◦ Demo: Adding search manually
        ◦ Demo: Starting search when typing in the app
        ◦ Search activation
        ◦ Demo: Search activation
        ◦ Search suggestions and recommendations
        ◦ Demo: search suggestions
        ◦ Demo: recommendations
        ◦ Demo: Local search suggestions
        ◦ Search pane customizations
        ◦ Demo: customizing the search pane
        ◦ Search contract best practices
        ◦ Summary
    ● The Share contract
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Sharing in Windows 8
        ◦ Demo: Sharing in Windows 8
        ◦ Implementing the share contract: the source
        ◦ Demo: Adding share and the data package
        ◦ Demo: Using a DataRequestDeferral
        ◦ Demo: Using a delegate for the DataRequested event
        ◦ Schema-based formats
        ◦ Demo: Schema-based formats
        ◦ Custom formats
        ◦ Demo: Custom formats
        ◦ Should my app share?
        ◦ Implementing the Share contract: the target
        ◦ Demo: Creating a share target
        ◦ Creating a QuickLink
        ◦ Demo: Creating a QuickLink
        ◦ Share contract do's and don'ts
        ◦ Summary
    ● The File Open and File Save Picker contract
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ The File Picker API and the File Pickers
        ◦ Demo: using the File Picker contract
        ◦ Adding the File Open Picker contract to an app
        ◦ Demo: File Open Picker contract using the Visual Studio template
        ◦ Demo: Adding the File Open Picker manually
        ◦ Debugging the File Picker contract
        ◦ Demo: Debugging the File Picker contract
        ◦ Adding the File Save Picker contract to an app
        ◦ Demo: Adding the File Save Picker manually
        ◦ The Cached File Updater
        ◦ Summary
    ● The Settings and the Play To contract
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ The Settings Charm and the Settings contract
        ◦ Demo: The Settings contract
        ◦ Adding the Settings contract to your applications
        ◦ Demo: Adding the Settings contract to an application
        ◦ Callisto for flyouts
        ◦ Demo: Callisto
        ◦ Settings contract do’s and don’ts
        ◦ The Play To Contract
        ◦ Demo: Showing application pictures using the Play To contract
        ◦ Demo: Showing video using the Play To contract
        ◦ Demo: Playing local music files
        ◦ Summary
    ● Extensions
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ File type activation
        ◦ Demo: File type activation
        ◦ Protocol activation
        ◦ Demo: Protocol activation
        ◦ The AutoPlay extension
        ◦ Demo: The AutoPlay extension
        ◦ Account picture provider extension
        ◦ Demo: Account picture provider extension
        ◦ Summary and course closing

     


Course Fee:
USD 29

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations Community

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