Windows Client (Windows 10/UWP, WPF)

TH15 Let's Write a Windows 10 App: A Basic Introduction to Universal Apps


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory

Billy Hollis

XAML Slinger

If you've never worked on a XAML platform, expect some serious floundering when you try to write your first Windows 10 app. This session will help reduce that floundering. You'll learn the most important conceptual differences to writing these apps by writing a simple data-oriented app from scratch. You'll see the layout model, the basic syntax of XAML, how to use templating, and the essentials of data binding in XAML. If you're working now in Windows Forms, HTML, or other legacy UI technologies, this can be your entry point for Windows 10 XAML.

You will learn:

  • About the major conceptual hurdles for moving to Windows 10 XAML
  • Simple XAML syntax and how to use it to lay out your screen view
  • How data binding and templating can help you create a truly modern app