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Training goals

code: MS-20484

In this course students will learn essential programming skills and techniques that are required to develop Windows Store apps. This includes a combination of both design and development skills, as well as ensuring that students are comfortable using and making the most of the Microsoft Visual Studio and Expression Blend tools.

This course maps to the 70-484 exam.

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  1. Module 1: Overview of the Windows 8.1 Platform and Windows StoreApps
    • Introduction to the Windows 8.1 Platform
    • Windows 8.1 UI Principles
    • WinRT and Language Projections
  2. Module 2: Creating User Interfaces Using XAML
    • XAML Basics
    • XAML Code-Behind
    • Advanced XAML
  3. Module 3: Presenting Data
    • Working with Data Presentation Controls
    • The GridView Control
  4. Module 4: Implementing Layout Using Windows 8.1 Built-In Controls
    • WinRT Controls
    • AppBar Control
    • Windowing Modes
  5. Module 5: Handling Files in Windows Store Apps
    • Handling Files and Streams in Windows Store Apps
    • Working with File User Interface Components
  6. Module 6: Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management
    • Process Lifetime Management
    • Windows Store App Activation and Background Tasks
    • Implementing a State Management Strategy
  7. Module 7: Working with Resources, Styles, and Templates
    • Creating Shared Resources
    • Creating Styles and Templates
  8. Module 8: Designing and Implementing Navigation in a Windows Store app
    • Handling Navigation in Windows Store apps
    • Semantic Zoom
  9. Module 9: Implementing Windows 8.1 Contracts
    • Designing for Charms and Contracts
    • The Search Contract and the SearchBox Control
    • The Share Contract
    • Managing App Settings
  10. Module 10: Implementing Tiles and User Notifications
    • Implementing Tiles, Live Tiles, Secondary Tiles, and Badge Notifications
    • Implementing Toast Notifications
  11. Module 11: Designing and Implementing a Data Access Strategy
    • Evaluating Data Access Strategies
    • Working with Remote Data
  12. Module 12: Responding to Mouse and Touch
    • Working with Pointer Events
    • Working with Gesture Events
  13. Module 13: Planning for Windows Store App Deployment
    • The Windows Store App Manifest
    • Windows Store App Certification
    • After completing this module, students will be able to:
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Additional information


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 1 or more years of experience creating applications
  • 1 to 3 months experience creating Windows client applications
  • 1 to 3 months experience using Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2012
  • Attended Course MS-20483: Programming in C#, or equivalent knowledge


Difficulty level
Duration 5 days

The participants will obtain Microsoft certificates.


Microsoft Certified Trainer.

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