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Windows Phone 8.1 Development for Absolute Beginners

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Check out our free online Windows Phone 8.1 development course. Join Bob Tabor (LearnVisualStudio.NET) for this 9+ hour series as he covers Windows Phone UI with XAML layout and events, navigation model, application lifecycle, and working with the Windows Phone Emulator. This course focuses on Windows Phone development for beginners as Tabor explores understanding MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) and HTML apps in the WebView. Get details about storage, maps, animations, and media (video/audio with the MediaElement control). Build five apps, covering a range of scenarios, from media playback to hosted HTML, from accessing geolocation data and mapping to extending your Windows Phone app to become a universal Windows/Windows Phone app. These Windows Phone development tutorials will build a firm foundation for your future in mobile app development.

Instructor | ​Bob Tabor – Microsoft MVP

  • 01 | Series Introduction

    00:08:00
  • 02 | Exercise: Writing your First Windows Phone 8.1 App

    00:21:00
  • 03 | Introduction to XAML

    00:43:00
  • 04 | Understanding XAML Layout and Events

    00:39:00
  • 05 | Overview of the Common XAML Controls

    00:30:00
  • 06 | Styling Apps using XAML

    00:29:00
  • 07 | Understanding the Navigation Model

    00:28:00
  • 08 | Working with the package.appxmanifest

    00:25:00
  • 09 | Exercise: Tip Calculator

    00:35:00
  • 10 | Exercise: Tip Calculator as a Universal App

    00:22:00
  • 11 | Working with the Windows Phone 8.1 Emulator

    00:31:00
  • 12 | Understanding the App’s Lifecycle and Managing State

    00:43:00
  • 13 | Working with the Web View App Template

    00:22:00
  • 14 | Exercise: Whack-a-Bob App

    00:29:00
  • 15 | Understanding the Hub App Template Overview and Navigation

    00:37:00
  • 16 | Understanding the Hub App Template’s Sample Data Model

    00:34:00
  • 17 | Understanding Data Binding, Data Sources and Data Contexts

    00:42:00
  • 18 | Understanding MVVM: ObservableCollection and INotifyPropertyChanged

    00:29:00
  • 19 | Understanding async and Awaitable Tasks

    00:25:00
  • 20 | Playing Video and Audio in a MediaElement Control

    00:23:00
  • 21 | Exercise: I Love Cupcakes App

    00:35:00
  • 22 | Storing and Retrieving Serialized Data

    00:34:00
  • 23 | Working with the Command Bar

    00:07:00
  • 24 | Binding to Commands and CommandParameters

    00:29:00
  • 25 | Advanced Binding with Value Converters

    00:33:00
  • 26 | Exercise: The Daily Rituals App

    00:54:00
  • 27 | Working with the Map Control and the Geolocation and GeoPosition Classes

    00:26:00
  • 28 | Working with Animations in XAML

    00:23:00
  • 29 | Exercise: The Map Notes App

    00:51:00
  • 30 | Series Conclusion

    00:03:00
                     
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