Up and Running with Windows Phone 8 Development

with Doug Winnie
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Up and Running with Windows Phone 8 Development
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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
Windows Phone Visual Studio Express


- [Voiceover] Greetings. I'm 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 platform 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 to the Windows Phone store for people to install on their phones. So let's get Up and Running with Windows Phone 8 Development.

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