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Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript

5days
Training code
ms20481

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Module 1: Overview of the Windows 8.1 Platform and Windows Store Apps

Lessons

  • Introduction to the Windows 8.1 Platform
  • Windows 8 UI Principles
  • WinRT and Language Projections

Lab : Overview of the Windows 8.1 Platform and Windows Store Apps

  • Exploring the Windows 8 Platform
  • Exploring a Windows Store App

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe the Windows 8.1 platform, architecture, and features.
  • Explain the basics of the Windows 8.1 user interface (UI) and Windows Store app experience, and how the experience differs from Windows desktop apps.
  • Explain the new API model, how it supports building Windows Store apps, and how it supports multiple language-specific projections.

Module 2: Single-Page Apps and the MVVM Design Pattern

Lessons

  • Single-Page Applications
  • The MVVM Design Pattern

Lab : Single-Page Apps and the MVVM Design Pattern

  • Paper-based Quiz

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe SPA-based Windows Store apps.
  • Design and implement Windows Store apps by using MVVM.

Module 3: Using WinJS

Lessons

  • The WinJS Library
  • WinJS APIs

Lab : Using WinJS

  • Defining the Data.Model Namespace and Objects
  • Using Promises to Load Data Asynchronously

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe the WinJS library and its purpose.
  • Describe commonly used WinJS APIs.

Module 4: Implementing Layout Using Windows 8.1 Controls

Lessons

  • Windows 8.1 Layout Controls
  • Implementing WinJS Controls and Templates
  • The AppBar Control
  • Windowing Modes

Lab : Implementing a Layout by Using Windows 8.1 Controls

  • Implementing an AppBar Control
  • Creating Adaptive Views

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe layout controls available for Windows Store apps.
  • Implement a control template for use with built-in controls.
  • Describe the app bar and its functionality.
  • Support side-by-side views in your app.

Module 5: Presenting Data

Lessons

  • Working with Data Presentation Controls
  • The ListView Control

Lab : Presenting Data

  • Implement the ListView Control

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe the different ways data can be displayed in Windows Store apps.
  • Explain how to use a ListView control to render lists and grids in Windows Store apps.

Module 6: Implementing Tiles and User Notifications

Lessons

  • Implementing Tiles, Live Tiles, Secondary Tiles, and Badge Notifications
  • Implementing Toast Notifications

Lab : Implementing Tiles and User Notifications

  • Enabling Live Tile Functionality on the Main Tile
  • Adding Secondary Tiles Functionality

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Implement tiles, live tiles, and secondary tiles that help users to obtain information quickly.
  • Implement toast notifications to display important information.

Module 7: Handling Files in Windows Store Apps

Lessons

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

Lab : Handling Files in Windows Store Apps

  • Writing Data to the Notes File
  • Reading Data from the Notes File

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Work with files and streams by using WinRT.
  • Use WinRT pickers to display a selection UI.

Module 8: Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management

Lessons

  • Process Lifetime Management
  • Windows Store App Activation and Background Tasks
  • Implementing a State Management Strategy

Lab : Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management

  • Explore the Different PLM States
  • Implement State Management

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe the various states of a Windows Store app.
  • Describe app activation modes.
  • Implement app state management.

Module 9: Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows StoreApp

Lessons

  • Handling Navigation in Windows Store Apps
  • Semantic Zoom

Lab : Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store App

  • Add Navigation to the App
  • Implement Semantic Zoom

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Implement navigation in your apps.
  • Explain what Semantic Zoom is, how to use it, and how to implement it in a Windows Store app.

Module 10: Implementing Windows 8.1 Contracts

Lessons

  • Designing for Charms and Contracts
  • The Search Contract
  • The Share Contract
  • Managing App Settings and Preferences

Lab : Implementing Windows 8.1 Contracts

  • Implement the Search Contract
  • Implement the Share Contract
  • Adding a New Setting to the Settings Pane
  • Optional: Implementing Search with the SearchBox Control

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Design apps to use charms and contracts.
  • Implement the Search contract.
  • Implement the Share Target and Share Source contracts.
  • Describe the Settings pane and implement settings commands.

Module 11: Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy

Lessons

  • Evaluating Data Access Strategies
  • Working with Remote Data

Lab : Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy - Quiz

  • Paper Based Quiz

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe various data access strategies.
  • Describe common use cases that occur while you work with remote data.

Module 12: Responding to Mouse and Touch

Lessons

  • Working with Mouse Events
  • Working with Gesture Events

Lab : Responding to Mouse Events and Touch Gestures

  • Implement Mouse Events
  • Implement Gesture Events

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Describe mouse events and touch gestures in Windows 8.1.
  • Explain the best practices for handling gestures.

Module 13: Planning for Windows Store App Deployment

Lessons

  • The Windows Store App Manifest
  • Windows Store App Certification

After completing this module, students will be able to:


  • Change an app's package manifest to meet the requirements for deploying to the Windows Store.
  • Deploy an app to the Windows Store and prepare an app for enterprise deployment.

In this course, students will learn essential programming skills and techniques that are required to develop Windows Store apps. This includes a combination of both design and development skills, as well as ensuring that students are comfortable using and making the most of the Microsoft Visual Studio and Expression Blend tools.


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