Join Doug Winnie for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Up and Running with Windows Phone 8 Development.
This is a beginner course for building applications for Windows Phone 8. I don't make any assumptions that you know how to develop using previous versions of Windows Phone, Windows, or other .NET technologies. To build applications for Windows Phone 8, you need to have a Windows 8 computer. Due to the configuration of some of the tools that are a part of the developer toolkit, running Windows in a virtual machine may not work. It's recommended that you work with an operating system installed on native hardware. If you're on a Mac, you can use Boot Camp, but be aware that not all the Windows 8 drivers for Boot Camp are currently compatible with Boot Camp.
I won't go into the details of the C# language in this course, but you will be writing some C# code, and I'll help you out along the way with any tricky sections. For a more in-depth look at C#, check out C# Essential Training, here in the Lynda.com Online Training Library.
- 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