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Advanced Windows Store App Development (C#)  

Overview

In this Advanced of Developing Windows App Using C# course 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.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Add animations and transitions in a Windows Store app to improve the user experience.
  • Localize the Windows Store app UI.
  • Brand the Windows Store app and improve the loading experience with a splash screen.
  • Use various storage mechanisms, choose a suitable caching strategy for their Windows Store app, and use advanced file access methods.
  • Create custom controls, extend templated controls, and create and consume WinMD components.
  • Implement the Print and Settings contracts and the Play To API.
  • Work with the Push Notification Service (WNS).
  • Capture media with the camera and microphone.
  • Create and consume background tasks.
  • Discover device capabilities, interact with devices, and act upon sensor data.
  • Implement Windows Store trial licensing and in-app purchasing and advertising.
  • Understand how to manage Windows authentication and web authentication in Windows Store apps.
  • Diagnose problems and monitor application behavior using tracing and profiling tools and APIs.

Prerequisites

  • 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

Price

R11 200 Incl VAT (Per Person, Includes Training Material and Practical Exercises)

 

Special lockdown discount applies. Ask your sales consultant about it.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during the break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits upon arrival and during each break. We also cater for special meals if arranged with us prior to training attendance.

Duration

5 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Advanced

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

1. Windows Store Apps Essentials

This module provides a review of the essentials Windows Store app features.

Lessons:

  • Review Windows 8 App Essentials
  • Presentation
  • Review Windows 8 App Essentials
  • Under the Hood

 

2. Implementing Animations and Transitions

This module explains how to add animations and transitions to improve the user experience using the Visual State Manager and control templates.

Lessons:

  • Using Animation
  • Working with Transitions and Transformations

 

3. Implementing Globalization and Localization

This module explains how to brand Windows Store app user interface.

Lessons:

  • Working with Resource Files
  • Implementing Culture-Specific Formatting

 

4. Branding and a Seamless User Interface

This module explains how to brand Windows Store app and improve loading experience with a splash screen.

Lessons:

  • Customizing the Splash Screen
  • Differentiate your app with branding

 

5. Advanced Data Scenarios in a Windows Store App

This module explains how to use various storage mechanisms, choose a suitable caching strategy for an app, and use advanced file access methods.

Lessons:

  • Windows Store App Storage Options
  • Implementing Data Caching
  • Advanced File Functionality

 

6. Creating Reusable Controls and Components

This module explains how to create custom controls, extend template controls, and create and consume WinMD components.

Lessons:

  • Creating Custom Controls
  • Extending Existing Controls
  • Creating and Consuming WinMD Components

 

7. Implementing Advanced Contract Scenarios

This module explains how to implement the Print and Settings contracts and the Play to API.

Lessons:

  • The Print Contract
  • The Play to Contract

 

8. The Windows Push Notification Service ( WNS)

This module explains how to work with the Push Notification Service ( WNS).

Lessons:

  • The Push Notification Service (WNS)
  • Communicating with the Push Notification Service (WNS)

 

9. Capturing Media

This module explains how to capture media with the camera and microphone

Lessons:

  • Using CameraCaptureUI to Capture Pictures, Videos or Audio
  • Using MediaCapture to Capture Pictures, Vidoe, or Audio

 

10. Background Tasks

This module explains how to create and consume background tasks.

Lessons:

  • Creating Background Tasks
  • Consuming Background Tasks in a Windows Store App

 

11. Working with Sensors and Devices

This module explains how to discover device capabilities, interact with devices, and act upon sensor data.

Lessons:

  • Working with Sensors
  • Working with Devices

 

12. Generating Revenue with your App

This module explains how to generate revenue with Windows Store apps using trail licensing and in-app purchasing and advertising.

Lessons:

  • Implementing Trial Functionality in a Windows Store App
  • Implement In-App Purchases
  • Advertising in a Windows Store App

 

13. Securing Windows Store App Data

This module explains how to manage Windows Authentication and web authentication in Windows 8 apps.

Lessons:

  • Managing Windows Authentication
  • Managing Web Authentication
  • Encryption in Windows Store Apps

 

14. Tracing and Profiling Windows Store Apps

This module explains how to diagnose problems and monitor application behaviour using tracing and profiling tools and APIs.

Lessons:

  • Tracing a Windows Store App
  • Profiling a Windows Store App


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