Explore the fundamental concepts associated with Windows Store Applications, and see programming examples using Visual Basic.
Get an introduction to building Window 8.1 Store applications. This course covers many design concepts and shows you how to implement them using Visual Basic. Watch as experts build small data-centric applications and use them to demonstrate real-world code examples. Data sources include remote Web Services and local (client) store using the SQLite database management system (DBMS).
Instructor | Anthony D. Green – Microsoft Program Manager; William (Bill) Burrows - University of Washington Emeritus Faculty Member
Examine a number of important design concepts and guidelines for Windows Store applications, and focus on what the developer has control over, specifically on developing code that is “fast and fluid.”
Look at Visual Studio and at the templates used to create Windows 8.1 Store applications. Review basic solution structure, and hear an explanation of the code in the templates.
See an application built—one that consumes and displays data from an AdventureWorks Web Service. Almost the entire module takes place within Visual Studio, developing and explaining code.
Explore the various states a Windows 8.1 Store application takes on. Learn how to store and restore both page and application state over the life cycle of an application.
Data storage on the client machine differs somewhat from a traditional Windows desktop application. This module shows what options are available and specifically covers the use of SQLite.
Examine the interactive UI experience, including the guidelines around and usage of message boxes and flyouts. In addition, take a look at issues related to “touch-based” interaction.