Windows 8/WinRT

T15 New XAML Controls in Windows 8


2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Billy Hollis

XAML Slinger

XAML in Windows 8 is similar to previous XAML platforms, but contains many new elements. Most of them meet specific needs for touch-based interfaces. This session will discuss the new elements and controls, demonstrate their usage, and discuss the touch scenarios in which the elements are useful.

You will learn:

  • List new Windows 8 XAML controls and describe basic usage
  • Demonstration of each new control, including important API functions
  • Learn why these new controls promote good user experience for touch-based Windows 8 apps