Windows Phone SDK Essential Training
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Bringing it all together


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Windows Phone SDK Essential Training

with Michael Lehman

Video: Bringing it all together

So we still have to update the standard pivot template XAML and code to put in our all and favorites list and bring it all together so that we can actually run this puppy. So let's do that. Come here to the Solution we'll open up the MainPage.xaml, and we'll substitute our version of this and then take a look at it. You can see we've titled our pivot control SONNETS PLUS, and we have set the title of our first PivotItem to all.
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  1. 2m 35s
    1. Welcome
      55s
    2. What you need to know to take this course
      51s
    3. Using the exercise files
      49s
  2. 15m 45s
    1. Downloading and installing the Windows Phone tools
      2m 44s
    2. Creating a Hello World application
      9m 32s
    3. Debugging on a Windows Phone device
      3m 29s
  3. 6m 29s
    1. Exploring device capabilities
      2m 58s
    2. Understanding the Emulator
      3m 31s
  4. 8m 51s
    1. Understanding the SDK
      8m 51s
  5. 41m 32s
    1. Introducing the converter
      3m 36s
    2. Creating the user experience (UX)
      13m 35s
    3. Responding to the Application Bar
      2m 40s
    4. Implementing click handlers
      3m 52s
    5. Saving and loading settings
      8m 18s
    6. Preparing your app for shipment
      9m 31s
  6. 20m 49s
    1. Introducing sonnets
      1m 38s
    2. Data binding with Silverlight
      4m 4s
    3. Exploring the Model-View-ViewModel pattern (MVVM)
      4m 3s
    4. Implementing the Master-Detail pattern using pages
      3m 53s
    5. Loading external data
      7m 11s
  7. 50m 27s
    1. Choosing a multipage controller
      3m 13s
    2. Preparing for persistence
      7m 30s
    3. Updating the data model
      7m 2s
    4. Creating the details page
      4m 30s
    5. Bringing it all together
      3m 58s
    6. Cloning a Windows Phone app
      6m 49s
    7. Using SQL CE
      8m 49s
    8. Updating the data model
      2m 24s
    9. Querying and updating the database
      6m 12s
  8. 14m 19s
    1. Working with the camera
      6m 11s
    2. Exploring GPS
      5m 21s
    3. Exploring the accelerometer
      2m 47s
  9. 29m 35s
    1. Introducing recording and playback with XNA
      45s
    2. Capturing sound
      5m 12s
    3. Providing feedback while recording
      5m 50s
    4. Playing a recording
      4m 34s
    5. Persisting a recording
      2m 58s
    6. Listing recordings
      5m 15s
    7. Managing the recording list
      3m 26s
    8. Recording under the lock screen
      1m 35s
  10. 28m 32s
    1. Building the UX
      3m 54s
    2. Using WebClient
      4m 1s
    3. Determining network connectivity
      2m 9s
    4. Leveraging Internet Explorer
      7m 56s
    5. Adding a live tile
      2m 42s
    6. Building a background agent
      7m 50s
  11. 14m 46s
    1. Hello World in C++
      4m 35s
    2. Libraries
      4m 17s
    3. Managed plus managed
      5m 54s
  12. 26m 36s
    1. Exploring built-in controls
      4m 28s
    2. Windows Phone Toolkit
      2m 42s
    3. Introducing Coding4Fun
      3m 14s
    4. Reminders and notifications
      6m 10s
    5. Wallet and In-App Purchase
      1m 34s
    6. File and protocol associations
      1m 59s
    7. Bluetooth
      44s
    8. Integrating speech
      1m 28s
    9. Near field communication (NFC)
      1m 23s
    10. WinRT and legacy Windows Phone APIs
      2m 54s
  13. 12m 15s
    1. Publishing your apps
      2m 49s
    2. Learning from apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace
      1m 23s
    3. Staying in touch with updates and new information from Microsoft
      2m 34s
    4. Looking at Windows Phone 7 app reviews
      44s
    5. Exploring web sites books and other useful links
      4m 45s
  14. 1m 34s
    1. Farewell
      1m 34s

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4h 33m Beginner Jun 11, 2013

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Discover how to build professional apps that encompass the 17 major feature areas of Windows Phone, from XAML to multimedia to network access. In this course, author Michael Lehman details the standard hardware device configuration, teaches how to navigate the development environment, and explores the Windows Phone APIs. The course shows how to build sample applications while learning Windows Phone concepts and frameworks, including the Metro design language.

Topics include:
  • Downloading and installing the tools
  • Understanding the SDK
  • Designing the user experience (UX)
  • Implementing commands
  • Data binding with Silverlight
  • Exploring the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern
  • Loading external data
  • Capturing data from the camera, GPS, compass, and accelerometer
  • Recording and playing sound
  • Implementing persistence with isolated storage
  • Leveraging built-in tasks, choosers, and launchers
  • Expanding the available controls using the Silverlight and Coding4Fun toolkits
  • Cloning a Windows Phone app
  • Learning how to publish your app
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Bringing it all together

So we still have to update the standard pivot template XAML and code to put in our all and favorites list and bring it all together so that we can actually run this puppy. So let's do that. Come here to the Solution we'll open up the MainPage.xaml, and we'll substitute our version of this and then take a look at it. You can see we've titled our pivot control SONNETS PLUS, and we have set the title of our first PivotItem to all.

And we've bound that particular thing to the items collection of our main ViewModel, and we use the FirstListBox_SelectionChanged handler to handle tabs in the all list. If we go look at the second PivotItem, here is our second PivotItem, and it is titled favorites, and we bound it to the FavoriteItems collection on our MainView model, and we have a SecondListBox_SelectionChanged event handler to handle tabs in the favorites list. If we go over here to the code, let's take a look at what we changed here.

So here's our FirstListBox_Selection handler. This looks just like the ListBox_ SelectionChanged in the basic sonnets app. And you see that we just pass selectedItem as a query parameter to our DetailsPage. That indicates that this came from the all list. If we look at the SecondListBox_SelectionChanged event handler, you'll see that we not only interact with the SecondListBox, and we pass the selectedItem, you see we've added this fromFavorites query parameter so that the DetailsPage knows to retrieve the selectedItem from the favorite items collection on the main ViewModel, not the items collection on the main ViewModel.

And that's it, of course we have our About _Click as we had in the main sonnets app. We are ready to rock and roll. Let's save all this and see it in action. All right, there we go. Here's our pivot control. You can see we've got two lists on our pivot, here is our list of 154 sonnets. Here is our list of our favorites which has nothing in it right now. So let's go down and pick our favorite sonnet, once again to a summer's day.

And you can see we now have the word sonnet, and we've got the Roman numerals for the sonnet, and this isn't favorite yet, because there is no gold star. We tap the app bar icon, and look now there is a gold star, and when we go back, we'll see of course it still remains in the all list, but now the favorites list has our favorite sonnet in it. Let's go back to the all list and pick a couple of others, add them as favorites. And if you go over to our favorites list, you can now see we've got three favorites.

Well, let's say that sonnet XIII, we've just fallen out in love with you, it just doesn't speak to us anymore. We come back over here, we click the toggle favorites button, the gold star goes away, and when we go back to the list, it's gone. Just the way we want it. What we've seen here is that we have now a way of dealing not only with persistent data, in this case we use a flat XML file inside isolated storage. We also have seen how we can show multiple views on the same list using the pivot control, and we've shown how we can use query parameters being passed to a page to change the behavior of the page, in this case the way the DetailsPage determines whether it picks up the selected sonnet from the favorites list or from the all list.

We're done with flat files and isolated storage. Next up we are going to convert this same app to work with a database in isolated storage, which will be slightly different because we don't have to read and write the entire thing, we can update an individual sonnet one at a time.

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Q: This course was updated on June 10, 2013. What changed
A: This course was updated on June 10, 2013. Revisions include:
  • Over two dozen movies revised to reflect changes to Windows Phone 8 (released October 2012)
  • New instructions for downloading and installing to Windows Phone toolset
  • New instructions for working with Windows Phone 8 device data
  • New chapter on native development with C++
  • New chapter on advanced Windows Phone features including in-app purchasing with Wallet, reminders and notifications, Near Field Communication (NFC), and more.
 
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