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Building Universal Windows Platforms Apps

Video Description

10+ Hours of Video Training

Learn, start-to-finish, how to create your own Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps for business or consumer use. Build adaptive UI with XAML for a range of devices with different form factors and Windows 10 versions, and learn to use a wide range of evolving UWP capabilities.

Description

Universal Windows Platform (UWP), introduced in Windows 10, is a common app platform used for development, deployment, and running of software on a variety of Windows devices. Building Universal Windows Platform Apps LiveLessons video training shows the foundation of UI building as well as how to adapt the UI on the fly to different device formats. Learn how to use major features of the platform to further engage users, leverage development tools, and get an application ready for deployment.

Throughout the video training, Microsoft Regional Director & MVP Colin Melia builds code that you can then reproduce yourself, including a sample application built up throughout the lessons.

About the Instructor

Colin Melia is a company founder, architect, consultant, international speaker, trainer, and Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft MVP known for his deep and broad knowledge of the latest Microsoft technologies, proven problem-solving skills, hands-on solution creation ingenuity, and the ability to communicate rich and complex ideas. Currently the Founder & Architect, Ace of Clouds Inc., Colin has founded three companies, and his recent business solutions are in use creating measured results by 10,000s of users at renowned companies worldwide. He has extensively trained people across North America about core Microsoft development technologies, including Windows and Azure. He regularly speaks at conferences, events, and code camps for Microsoft and community organizations, as well as being a college academic advisor.

Colin has more than 18 years of hands-on experience in areas of rich UI with Win10/HoloLens/Win8/WP8/WP7/WPF/Silverlight, cloud development with Azure, and BI with SQL Server/SSRS, along with in-depth knowledge of core technologies such as .NET, OData, WCF, WF, LINQ, WIF, ASP.NET Webforms/MVC, HTML, JSON and jQuery. He has developed award-winning simulation technology with rich UI, cloud-based learning portals, and workflow-driven BI systems.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

Learning Objectives
  • Develop for a huge number of Windows devices
  • Learn what's new in Windows 10/UWP
  • Build UI with XAML
  • Build adaptive UI

Course Requirements
  • Some C# experience
  • Basic familiarity with the .NET Framework

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Microsoft developers for desktop, mobile, Xbox, and other Windows 10 device families

Table of Contents

Introduction
Lesson 1: Platform Introduction
Lesson 2: Building UI
Lesson 3: Data and Asynchronous Tasks
Lesson 4: Navigation
Lesson 5: Application Architecture
Lesson 6: Creating Controls
Lesson 7: Adaptive UI
Lesson 8: Application Lifecycle
Lesson 9: Using Platform Capabilities
Lesson 10: Visual Studio Features
Lesson 11: Preparing for Deployment
Summary

About LiveLessons Video Training

The LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons on InformIT at: http://www.informit.com/livelessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Building Universal Windows Platform Apps: Introduction 00:07:35
  2. Lesson 1: Platform Introduction
    1. 1.1 Discover the platform 00:08:19
    2. 1.2 Learn platform capabilities 00:08:06
    3. 1.3 Get started with Visual Studio 00:04:59
    4. 1.4 Discover adaptive apps 00:11:09
    5. 1.5 Understand build and packaging 00:06:20
  3. Lesson 2: Building UI
    1. 2.1 Use XAML 00:19:39
    2. 2.2 Display content 00:21:32
    3. 2.3 Understand layout 00:12:18
    4. 2.4 Understand panel controls 00:13:57
    5. 2.5 Use interactive controls 00:13:59
    6. 2.6 Apply styling 00:11:56
    7. 2.7 Use animation 00:11:52
    8. 2.8 Understand advanced controls 00:12:20
    9. 2.9 Start the sample app UI 00:08:50
  4. Lesson 3: Data and Asynchronous Tasks
    1. 3.1 Understand file I/O 00:25:26
    2. 3.2 Make REST calls 00:10:58
    3. 3.3 Use a local database 00:16:43
    4. 3.4 Use threading 00:06:31
    5. 3.5 Apply data I/O to the sample app 00:05:08
  5. Lesson 4: Navigation
    1. 4.1 Understand frames and navigation 00:15:13
    2. 4.2 Enable the back button 00:06:59
    3. 4.3 Use dialogs 00:16:25
    4. 4.4 Create a multi-window application 00:14:59
    5. 4.5 Add navigation to the sample app 00:04:03
  6. Lesson 5: Application Architecture
    1. 5.1 Understand data binding 00:20:33
    2. 5.2 Use compiled binding 00:08:40
    3. 5.3 Apply the MVVM architecture 00:17:29
    4. 5.4 Apply a command infrastructure 00:09:57
    5. 5.5 Update the architecture of the sample app 00:11:58
  7. Lesson 6: Creating Controls
    1. 6.1 Create user controls 00:14:35
    2. 6.2 Create control templates 00:11:26
    3. 6.3 Create templated controls 00:10:10
    4. 6.4 Create custom panels 00:10:31
    5. 6.5 Create attached properties 00:18:27
    6. 6.6 Enhance the sample app UI 00:07:23
  8. Lesson 7: Adaptive UI
    1. 7.1 Understand adaptive techniques 00:08:45
    2. 7.2 Apply scaling 00:06:41
    3. 7.3 Use SplitView 00:12:13
    4. 7.4 Use RelativePanel 00:06:11
    5. 7.5 Use VisualStateManager 00:05:26
    6. 7.6 Use adaptive triggers 00:07:42
    7. 7.7 Understand tailored views 00:06:25
    8. 7.8 Update sample app with adaptive UI 00:04:56
  9. Lesson 8: Application Lifecycle
    1. 8.1 Understand the application lifecycle 00:14:00
    2. 8.2 Use extended execution 00:06:09
    3. 8.3 Use background tasks and triggers 00:17:41
    4. 8.4 Create opportunistic tasks 00:09:11
    5. 8.5 Update life cycle support in the app 00:06:16
  10. Lesson 9: Using Platform Capabilities
    1. 9.1 Use adaptive tiles 00:21:17
    2. 9.2 Use toasts 00:11:07
    3. 9.3 Handle file extensions 00:07:42
    4. 9.4 Use app launching and protocol handling 00:19:10
    5. 9.5 Share data 00:14:45
    6. 9.6 Use drag and drop 00:07:30
    7. 9.7 Use and create app services 00:07:41
    8. 9.8 Use Cortana 00:20:29
    9. 9.9 Use push notifications 00:13:02
    10. 9.10 Access devices and sensors 00:14:20
    11. 9.11 Understand platform extensions 00:08:09
    12. 9.12 Apply platform capabilities to the sample app 00:13:00
  11. Lesson 10: Visual Studio Features
    1. 10.1 Navigate code 00:15:03
    2. 10.2 Debug 00:11:13
    3. 10.3 Use performance tools 00:12:08
    4. 10.4 Use Blend 00:07:33
  12. Lesson 11: Preparing for Deployment
    1. 11.1 Prepare the app 00:10:09
    2. 11.2 Test the app 00:04:26
    3. 11.3 Publish the app 00:06:13
  13. Summary
    1. Building Universal Windows Platform Apps: Summary 00:05:18