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This Jump Start provides an accelerated overview of Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#. This is a course for intermediate to advanced learners and helps you prepare for Microsoft exam 70-485. Microsoft Technical Evangelist Jerry Nixon and the co-founder of Crank211, Daren May share numerous demos and samples of simple and complex techniques on how to add animations and transitions in a Windows Store app to improve the user experience, how to optimize various storage mechanisms, choose a suitable caching strategy for their Windows Store app, to name a few topics.
Instructors | Jerry Nixon - Microsoft Developer Evangelist; Daren May - President & Co-founder, Crank211
Associated Exam | Exam 70-485: Advanced Windows Store App Development using C#; Related Certification | MCSD: Windows Store AppsRelated Course | Course 20485: Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#
In this module Jerry and Daren cover the details on animations and transitions. They go into details on what to expect with transforms and the advantage of using Windows Runtime animation library.
To have a powerful app, it needs to scale. In this session learn best practices on scaling and visual states and localization.
Get ready to review custom styles and how to extend splash. This session will also provide an overview of secondary tiles and style themes.
When you build an app, you will need to address custom and user controls. This modules covers various controls from custom layout and composition, custom implementation, reusable controls and how Windows Runtime components function.
This session provides an overview of printing and settings contract. Printing other than trivial content is hard, learn more on how to handle pagination, print preview and how to generate the actual pages.
In this part two module Jerry and Daren cover search and PlayTo contracts. Enjoy the numerous demos on how to execute these.
Key parts of a successful app are images. Learn more on the best processes for capturing the best images to promote your app.
Finally this module provides an overview on how to best manage your apps. You will receive an overview on Windows Live SDK, Microsoft Account and using SkyDrive.
Please peruse this section for additional information that supports this Jump Start event. This is an opportunity for you to dive deeper into Advanced Windows Store App Development using C# at your own pace.