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Advanced Windows Store Apps with C# in Visual Studio 2013: The UI, Printing, WNS


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Overview/Description
Presentation and ease of use are crucial aspects for users of Windows Store apps. In this course, you will learn how to use animations and custom controls to enhance your apps. You will also learn how to use globalization and localization features to make your apps accessible to a wide audience. Additionally, you will learn how to enable printing options within your app and how to use Windows Notification Service to push notifications to your apps' tiles. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft Exam 70-485: Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#. This exam is a requirement for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD): Windows Store Apps certification.

Target Audience
C# developers with basic knowledge of Windows Store app development who want to learn how to configure animations, custom controls, localization, printing, and WNS in Windows Store apps; individuals preparing for the exam 70-485 Advanced Windows Store Apps Development Using C#

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
2.3

Lesson Objectives

Advanced Windows Store Apps with C# in Visual Studio 2013: The UI, Printing, WNS

  • start the course
  • learn about animations and their use in Windows Store apps
  • use the Animations Library to apply fade animations in a Windows Store app
  • use the Animations Library to apply animated pointers and repositions in a Windows Store app
  • use the Animations Library to apply animated pop-ins within Windows Store apps
  • use the Animations Library to apply animated swipes within Windows Store apps
  • apply transitions to elements in Windows Store Apps
  • create storyboarded animations in Windows Store Apps
  • configure an animated transform to an element in a Windows Store app
  • applying key-frame animations in Windows Store apps
  • use storyboarded animations to configure visual states that are triggered by changes to a control's state
  • use a base control to create a custom control template in a Windows Store app
  • style a custom control using the control template in a Windows Store app
  • configure control template to respond to changing windowing modes in a Windows Store app
  • overview globalization and localization and specify globalization preferences in a Windows Store app
  • discuss and generate resource files in a Windows Store app
  • describe how to access resource files in a Windows Store app
  • use resource files in a Windows Store app
  • create and reference resources for the manifest in a Windows Store app
  • implement collation and grouping to support different reading directions in Windows Store Apps
  • use features such as animations, custom controls, and localization features to enhance the UI
  • use the Print Contract to add print functionality to a Windows Store app
  • implement print functionality programmatically using showPrintUIAsync()
  • format and manipulate print content using CSS in a Windows Store app
  • override the default settings including pagination settings of your Windows 8.1 Print Preview User Interface (UI) in a Windows Store App
  • use the PrintTaskOptionsDetails class to specify custom print options in a Windows Store app
  • configure printing in Windows Store apps
  • describe how the Windows Push Notification Service (WNS) can be used to enable Windows Store apps to receive toast, badge, and tile notifications from an Azure mobile cloud service
  • authenticate with WNS, request, create, and save a notification channel, and call and poll the WNS from a Windows Store app
  • implement push notifications within a Windows Store app using Azure Mobile Services
  • Course Number:
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