Microsoft 20485 – Advanced Windows Store App Development using C#

In this course you will learn how to optimize your Windows Store App and differentiate your app from others in the Windows Store by using location information, streaming media to external devices and integrating with online servies.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at professional developers that have at least one year of experience creating applications for a production environment.

what you will learn

What you will learn

Upon completion you will know how to:

  • Review basic Windows Store app concepts and how to integrate with the Windows 8.1 ecosystem
  • Add animations and transitions in a Windows Store app to improve the user experience
  • Localize the Windows Store app user interface (UI) and apply language-specific formatting to a multi-lingual app
  • 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 template controls, and create and consume WinRT components
  • Implement the print and settings contracts and the Play to API
  • Work with the Push Notification Service (WNS)
  • Use the CameraCaptureUI API and MediaCapture API
  • Create and consume background tasks
  • Discover device capabilities, interact with devices, and act upon sensor data


Students need to have:

  • At least one year of experience creating applications for a production environment
  • Experience programming in C# and XAML to create Windows Store apps
  • Experience programming HTML5
  • Experience using Visual Studio 2013 including experience using preview builds
  • Experience working on Windows Store apps
Course outline

Course Outline

1. Windows Store Apps Essentials
Windows 8.1 platform, architecture and features
Create User Interfaces with XAML
New WinRT API Model
2. Implementing Animations and Transitions
Use Animations
Applying Transitions and Transformations
3. Implementing Globalization and Localization
Work with Resource Files
Implement Culture-Specific Formatting
4. Branding and a Seamless User Interface
Creating and Presenting a Successful Splash Screen
Branding and Branding your App’s UI
5. Advanced Data Scenarios in a Windows Store App
Windows Store App Storage Options
Implement Data Caching
Advanced File Functionality
6. Creating Reusable Controls and Components
Creating Custom and Templated Controls
Using a WinRT Component
7. Implementing Advanced Contract Scenarios
Play To Contract and Print Contract
Integrate Contacts and Calendars
Support PDF Files and Screenshots
Integrate Speech Synthesis
8. Windows Push Notification Service (WNS)
Managing and Communicating the Push Notification Service (WNS)
9. Capturing Media
CameraCaptureUI API and MediaCapture API
10. Background Tasks
Creating and Consuming Background Tasks in a Windows Store App

11. Sensors and Devices
12. Generating Revenue with your Windows Store App
Implement Trial Functionality in a Windows Store App
Implementing In-App Purchases
Advertising in a Windows Store App
13. Securing Windows Store App Data
Manage Windows Authentication and Web Authentication
Encryption in Windows Store Apps
14. Tracing and Profiling Windows Store Apps