20481 Essentials of Developing Windows® Metro Style Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript

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This course provides material for:
Microsoft Exam code: 70-481
Certificates: MCSD: Windows Store Apps, MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5

Overview

Students will learn essential programming skills and techniques that are required to develop Windows Store apps, including design and development skills, and use of the Visual Studio and Expression Blend tools.

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.

Audience

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.

Syllabus

Overview of the Windows 8 Platform and Windows Store Apps

  • 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

Single-Page Applications and the MVVM Design Pattern

  • Single-Page Applications
  • The MVVM Design Pattern
  • Lab : Single-Page Apps and the MVVM Design Pattern

Using WinJS

  • The WinJS Library
  • WinJS APIs
  • Lab : Using WinJS

Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In Controls

  • Windows 8 Layout Controls
  • Implementing WinJS Controls and Templates
  • The AppBar Control
  • Snap and Fill
  • Lab : Implementing Layout using Windows 8 Built-In Controls

Presenting Data

  • Working with Data Presentation Controls
  • The ListView Control
  • Lab : Presenting Data

Handling Files in Windows Store Apps

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

Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management

  • Process Lifetime Management
  • Launching Windows Store Apps
  • Implementing State Management Strategy
  • Lab : Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management

Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store App

  • Handling Navigation in Windows Store apps
  • Semantic Zoom
  • Lab : Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store App

Implementing Windows 8 Contracts

  • Designing for Charms and Contracts
  • The Search Contract
  • The Share Contract
  • Managing App Settings and Preferences
  • Lab : Implementing Windows 8 Contracts

Implementing Tiles and User Notifications

  • Implementing Tiles, Live Tiles, Secondary Tiles, and Badge Notifications
  • Implementing Toast Notifications
  • Lab : Implementing Tiles and User Notifications

Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy

  • Evaluating Data Access Strategies
  • Working with Remote Data
  • Lab : Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy

Responding to Mouse and Touch

  • Working with Mouse Events
  • Working with Gesture Events
  • Lab : Responding to Mouse and Touch

Planning for Windows Store App Deployment

  • The Windows Store App Manifest
  • Windows Store App Certification
  • Windows 8 Enterprise App Deployment

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Online - Self paced
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 5 days
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