MS-20485 - Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#

This course you will learn advanced programming practices and techniques that will help you develop Windows Store apps. In this course, you will learn how design and develop Windows Store apps, as well as implement advanced features, such as using location information, streaming media to external devices, and integrating with online services. You will also learn how to use Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and Expression Blend tools.

This course maps to the 70-485 exam.

Windows Azure is required or used as part of the lab for this course, which may not be available in all countries. Please check with your Microsoft training provider that this cloud service is available in your area. Training Providers please reference the course setup guide for more details.

*This course utilizes higher hosting resources for online labs and therefore, post-class access is limited to 30 days.

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Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 6 – 12 months experience programming in C#

    • 3 – 6 months experience using Visual Studio 2013 (including experience using preview builds)
      • 1 month of experience working on Windows Store apps

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Windows Store App Essentials

Review Windows Store App Essentials
Review Windows Store App Essentials – Under the Hood

Module 2: Implementing Animations and Transitions

Using Animations
Working with Transitions and Transformations

Module 3: Implementing Globalization and Localization

Working with Resource Files
Implementing Culture-Specific Formatting

Module 4: Branding and a Seamless UI

Customizing the Splash Screen
Branding Your App’s UI

Module 5: Advanced Data Scenarios in a Windows Store App

Windows Store App Storage Options
Implementing Data Caching
Advanced File Functionality

Module 6: Creating Reusable Controls and Components

Working with Custom and Templated Controls
Creating and Using WinRT Components

Module 7: Implementing Advanced Contract Scenarios

The Play To Contract
The Print Contract
Integrating Contacts and Calendars
Support PDF files and screenshots
Integrating Speech Synthesis

Module 8: The Windows Push Notification Service

Introduction to The Push Notification Service
Communicating with the WNS

Module 9: Capturing Media

Using CameraCaptureUI to Capture Pictures, Videos or Audio
Using MediaCapture to Capture Pictures, Video, or Audio

Module 10: Background Tasks

Creating Background Tasks
Using Background Tasks in a Windows Store App

Module 11: Working with Sensors and Devices

Working with Sensors
Working with Devices

Module 12: Generating Revenue with Your Windows Store App

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

Module 13: Securing Windows Store App Data

Managing Windows Authentication
Managing Web Authentication
Encryption in Windows Store Apps

Module 14: Tracing and Profiling Windows Store Apps

Analyzing a Windows Store App
Tracing a Windows Store App
Profiling a Windows Store App