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Windows 8.1: New Features for C#/XAML Developers

Course Summary

Windows 8.1 brings a lot of new features to the platform which are interesting for developers. Updated contracts such as Search and Share, new controls, new options for data binding, new screen sizes, more tile sizes and much more. To take advantage of th


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    Course Syllabus

    ● An Overview of Windows 8.1
        ◦ Module Introduction and Course Goals
        ◦ How Should You Think about Windows 8.1?
        ◦ Windows 8.1 from the End User’s Perspective
        ◦ Demo: Windows 8.1 from the End User’s Perspective
        ◦ Windows 8.1 from the Developer’s Perspective
        ◦ Summary
    ● Visual Studio and Blend Improvements for XAML Authoring
        ◦ Module Introduction
        ◦ Visual Studio 2013: New templates
        ◦ Demo: Hub Template
        ◦ XAML Editing Improvements
        ◦ Demo: XAML Editing Improvements
        ◦ Data Binding Improvements
        ◦ Demo: Data Binding Improvements
        ◦ Resources
        ◦ Demo: Resources
        ◦ Retargeting an app to Windows 8.1
        ◦ Demo: Retargeting an app to Windows 8.1
        ◦ Blend 2013
        ◦ Summary
        ◦ Module Introduction
        ◦ New tile Sizes
        ◦ Demo: New tile Sizes
        ◦ New Screen Sizes
        ◦ Demo: Upgrading to the new Window Sizes
        ◦ Demo: Visual States and the new Screen Sizes
        ◦ Search Contract in Windows 8.1
        ◦ Demo: Search Contract in Windows 8.1
        ◦ Share Contracts in Windows 8.1
        ◦ Demo: Share Contracts in Windows 8.1
        ◦ Summary
    ● XAML Updates for Windows 8.1
        ◦ Module Introduction
        ◦ Hub Control
        ◦ Demo: Hub Control
        ◦ SearchBox Control
        ◦ Demo: SearchBox Control
        ◦ DatePicker and TimePicker
        ◦ Demo: DatePicker and TimePicker
        ◦ Flyouts and MenuFlyouts
        ◦ Demo: Flyouts and MenuFlyouts
        ◦ SettingsFlyout
        ◦ Demo: SettingsFlyout
        ◦ AppBarButton and CommandBar2
        ◦ Demo: AppBarButton and CommandBar
        ◦ Hyperlink
        ◦ Demo: Hyperlink
        ◦ WebView
        ◦ Demo: WebView
        ◦ MediaElement
        ◦ Demo: MediaElement
        ◦ Data Binding Improvements
        ◦ Demo: Data Binding Improvements
        ◦ Resource Changes
        ◦ Demo: Resource Changes
        ◦ RenderTargetBitmap and Binary XAML
        ◦ Demo: RenderTargetBitmap
        ◦ Summary
    ● WinRT Extensions for Windows 8.1
        ◦ Module Introduction
        ◦ The New Contacts API
        ◦ Demo: ContactManager
        ◦ Managing Appointments
        ◦ Demo: Managing Appointments
        ◦ Speech Synthesis
        ◦ Demo: Speech Synthesis
        ◦ Multiple Views for an App
        ◦ Demo: ProjectionManager
        ◦ Alarm-enabled Apps
        ◦ Demo: Creating an Alarm App
        ◦ Working With PDFs
        ◦ Demo: Working With PDFs
        ◦ Hardware Support
        ◦ Summary
    ● Service Improvements in Windows 8.1
        ◦ Module Introduction
        ◦ New HTTP API
        ◦ Demo: Using the New HttpClient
        ◦ Geofencing
        ◦ Demo: Geofencing
        ◦ Background Transfer Updates
        ◦ Demo: Background Transfer Updates
        ◦ WebAuthenticationBroker Updates
        ◦ Demo: WebAuthenticationBroker in Windows 8.1
        ◦ Summary
    ● Store and Packaging Improvements
        ◦ Module Introduction
        ◦ New Store Experience
        ◦ New Packaging Mechanisms
        ◦ Demo: Creating an App Bundle
        ◦ Deploying Apps
        ◦ Demo: Submi


Course Fee:
USD 29

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

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