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Up and Running with Windows Phone 8 Development
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Up and Running with Windows Phone 8 Development

with Doug Winnie

Video: Welcome

(music playing) Greetings! I am Doug Winnie, and I'm going to take you through the basics of building apps for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform. Windows Phone 8 is the latest generation of Microsoft's mobile platforms that has a unique design aesthetic that ties in with the latest version of their desktop operating system, Windows 8. Windows Phone 8 combines a number of unique features, like live tiles that give you updates to the things that are important to you, right on your home screen. In this course, we'll look at the overall process of making an app for Windows Phone 8.
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  1. 3m 1s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 21s
    3. Using the exercise files
      34s
  2. 9m 27s
    1. Downloading and installing Visual Studio Express
      2m 17s
    2. Creating a Windows Phone project
      2m 41s
    3. Exploring the Visual Studio interface
      4m 29s
  3. 5m 41s
    1. Evolution of the Windows Phone
      3m 32s
    2. Technologies and languages of the Windows Phone
      2m 9s
  4. 3m 32s
    1. What we are going to make
      45s
    2. How we are going to make it
      1m 22s
    3. Steps covered in this course
      1m 25s
  5. 39m 4s
    1. Customizing the default application layout
      3m 44s
    2. Laying out components using the StackPanel
      5m 42s
    3. Adding text input and constraining input type
      4m 2s
    4. Adding buttons and a horizontal StackPanel layout
      3m 5s
    5. Changing fonts
      5m 41s
    6. Changing colors
      7m 5s
    7. Working with margins
      4m 58s
    8. Adding a background image
      4m 47s
  6. 28m 51s
    1. Understanding the starter code and code behind
      4m 29s
    2. Building event handlers for components
      4m 52s
    3. Building application logic
      7m 39s
    4. Adjusting the layout
      5m 52s
    5. Handling errors
      5m 59s
  7. 9m 44s
    1. Testing our application in the simulator
      5m 19s
    2. Testing our application on a connected device
      4m 25s
  8. 10m 21s
    1. Graphics requirements for Windows Phone 8
      7m 23s
    2. Adding design assets to your project
      2m 58s
  9. 13m 3s
    1. Creating a Windows Phone Developer account
      3m 9s
    2. Configuring the application manifest
      3m 6s
    3. Packaging and uploading
      5m 13s
    4. Seeing your app in the Windows Phone Store
      1m 35s
  10. 1m 27s
    1. Next steps
      1m 27s

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2h 4m Beginner Apr 19, 2013

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This course provides an introduction to the Windows Phone 8 platform and the basic tenets of the Modern UI design style, through the development of a basic tip calculator application. First, author Doug Winnie shows how to install and set up the Visual Studio tool to build your application. Next, learn how to use XAML to build a basic structure for your application's interface and customize its design with user- and system-defined styles and options. This user interface connects to application logic with a process called code-behind files, which are written in C#, one of the three languages available to build Windows Phone 8 applications. Finally, discover how to add icons and other design elements to your application and then submit it to Microsoft for inclusion in the Windows Store.

Topics include:
  • Installing Visual Studio for Windows Phone
  • Exploring the evolution of Windows Phone
  • Laying out interface components with the StackPanel
  • Adding buttons and text inputs
  • Changing fonts and colors
  • Building the application logic
  • Testing in the simulator
  • Adding design assets
  • Deploying to the Windows Store
Subjects:
Developer Mobile Apps
Software:
Windows Phone Visual Studio Express
Author:
Doug Winnie

Welcome

(music playing) Greetings! I am Doug Winnie, and I'm going to take you through the basics of building apps for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform. Windows Phone 8 is the latest generation of Microsoft's mobile platforms that has a unique design aesthetic that ties in with the latest version of their desktop operating system, Windows 8. Windows Phone 8 combines a number of unique features, like live tiles that give you updates to the things that are important to you, right on your home screen. In this course, we'll look at the overall process of making an app for Windows Phone 8.

We'll start with an overview of the project, then we'll dive into creating the user interface using Visual Studio 2012 for Windows Phone and the XAML Markup Language. Next, we'll build the logic of our app using the programming language C#, and then look at the design templates that Microsoft provides to help us make icons and images for our app. Finally, we will test our app using the built-in emulator and on a locally- connected device, then submit the Windows Phone Store for people to install on their phones.

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