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Thanks for watching Building Windows Store Apps Essential Training Course. Now that you've seen the core features of WinRT applications, you are ready to create your own fabulous applications. WinRT is a big platform and has many topics not included in this series. That gives you a great opportunity to dig in and continue learning. Silverlight and Window Store Apps share a lot of XAML concepts. I encourage you to watch the Silverlight 5 Essential Training to learn more about XAML. Don't forget these videos are always available here at lynda.com.

Next steps

Thanks for watching Building Windows Store Apps Essential Training Course. Now that you've seen the core features of WinRT applications, you are ready to create your own fabulous applications. WinRT is a big platform and has many topics not included in this series. That gives you a great opportunity to dig in and continue learning. Silverlight and Window Store Apps share a lot of XAML concepts. I encourage you to watch the Silverlight 5 Essential Training to learn more about XAML. Don't forget these videos are always available here at lynda.com.

So if you need a quick refresher session, you can come back to the site and review the topic again. Once again I'm Walt Ritscher, I write about XAML and UI topics on my blog, at xamlwonderland.com. You can follow me at twitter.com/waltritscher or learn more about my Shazzam pixel shader utility at shazzam-tool.com. I always have something cooking when it comes to .net, so look me up at the next convention or invite me over to speak at your user group.

Now go create something great.

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Building Windows Store Apps Essential Training

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  1. 1m 51s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      50s
  2. 37m 48s
    1. Understanding the Windows 8 ecosystem
      5m 45s
    2. Understanding Windows Store apps
      4m 59s
    3. Exploring features common to all Windows Store apps
      6m 30s
    4. Windows Store Apps for the Silverlight or WPF developer
      3m 2s
    5. Setting up your developer computer
      5m 36s
    6. Setting up Visual Studio 2012 for this course
      6m 38s
    7. Preparing a Windows 8 tablet for development
      5m 18s
  3. 1h 12m
    1. Creating a Windows Store app project with Visual Studio 2012
      8m 6s
    2. Familiarizing yourself with the Visual Studio interface
      8m 9s
    3. Knowing when to use Expression Blend instead of Visual Studio
      8m 24s
    4. Using app templates to jump-start your new project
      5m 35s
    5. Exploring the file structure for an app project
      5m 44s
    6. Exploring the XAML syntax
      8m 20s
    7. Working with C#
      8m 45s
    8. Working with the device simulator
      3m 48s
    9. Debugging your code
      6m 55s
    10. Understanding screen resolution and image resources
      3m 37s
    11. Understanding animation in modern user interfaces
      5m 16s
  4. 20m 14s
    1. Working with the frame
      6m 44s
    2. Page-to-page navigation
      6m 54s
    3. Dialogs and pop-ups
      6m 36s
  5. 43m 33s
    1. Understanding layout
      7m 0s
    2. Understanding Microsoft layout guidelines
      5m 46s
    3. Using vibrant colors for elements
      7m 57s
    4. Getting colorful with gradient brushes
      5m 12s
    5. Exploring sophisticated layout with the grid
      8m 34s
    6. Absolute positioning with the Canvas panel
      5m 36s
    7. Manipulating elements with transforms
      3m 28s
  6. 24m 6s
    1. The async API
      6m 13s
    2. Working with C# await and async
      7m 28s
    3. Showing progress during an async operation
      5m 36s
    4. Cancelling pending operations
      4m 49s
  7. 19m 46s
    1. Understanding the view states
      3m 7s
    2. Handling orientation changes
      3m 42s
    3. Working with the snapped state
      5m 0s
    4. Why Visual State Manager is the best tool for view states
      7m 57s
  8. 21m 6s
    1. Understanding routed events
      4m 52s
    2. Wiring up event handlers
      8m 59s
    3. Exploring keyboard events
      7m 15s
  9. 19m 45s
    1. Understanding the touch system
      3m 58s
    2. Using pointer events
      6m 39s
    3. Gestures
      2m 51s
    4. Manipulations
      6m 17s
  10. 36m 33s
    1. The application bar
      7m 56s
    2. Working with text
      5m 54s
    3. Toggling states with checkbox and toggle controls
      5m 3s
    4. Gathering numerical data with a slider
      5m 17s
    5. Showing web content and HTML with WebView
      4m 13s
    6. Creating custom user controls
      8m 10s
  11. 24m 29s
    1. Surveying the application life cycle
      6m 15s
    2. Writing and debugging life cycle events
      9m 26s
    3. Startup and custom splash screens
      4m 44s
    4. Managing application settings
      4m 4s
  12. 26m 4s
    1. Configuring basic tiles
      4m 15s
    2. Understanding live tiles, toasts, and the notification system
      4m 37s
    3. Creating live tiles
      7m 18s
    4. Adding secondary tiles to the Start screen
      6m 42s
    5. Sending messages via the toast API
      3m 12s
  13. 36m 19s
    1. Using data binding to work with data
      5m 18s
    2. Element-to-element binding
      5m 19s
    3. Binding a business class to an element
      5m 55s
    4. Converting data with ValueConverters
      8m 28s
    5. Change notification and observable collections
      5m 3s
    6. What about MVVM?
      2m 36s
    7. Debugging your XAML bindings
      3m 40s
  14. 24m 19s
    1. Choosing a control for listing data
      2m 6s
    2. Understanding basic binding in list controls
      6m 16s
    3. Creating vertical lists with ListView
      4m 58s
    4. Creating horizontal lists with GridView
      6m 33s
    5. Flipping through lists with FlipView
      1m 40s
    6. Switching views with Semantic Zoom
      2m 46s
  15. 19m 22s
    1. Searching your application with the Search charm
      10m 7s
    2. Sharing app data with the Share charm
      3m 54s
    3. Changing app settings with the Settings charm
      5m 21s
  16. 22m 12s
    1. Working with sensors and devices
      3m 3s
    2. Moving elements with the accelerometer
      3m 14s
    3. Exploring Bing Map and the Location and Compass APIs
      7m 23s
    4. Capturing still images and video
      8m 32s
  17. 25m 32s
    1. Getting file access permission for your app
      2m 5s
    2. Working with storage files
      5m 19s
    3. Querying files
      5m 2s
    4. Choosing content with file pickers
      6m 25s
    5. Understanding URI file paths
      6m 41s
  18. 13m 47s
    1. Working with printers and the Charm bar
      5m 54s
    2. Print layout and paging
      7m 53s
  19. 1m 7s
    1. Next steps
      1m 7s

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