Windows Client (Windows 10/UWP, WPF)

TH21 UWP Development for WPF and Silverlight Veterans


2:45pm - 4:00pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Walt Ritscher

Walt Ritscher

Staff Author at LinkedIn

Microsoft continues to evolve their UI development tools. First there was WPF, the premier desktop UI development language. WPF introduced the XAML markup language to the world and over the last few years XAML was updated and used in the Silverlight and Windows Phone UI platforms. Now XAML is part of the Universal Windows Platform, where you can build a single app and with a few tweaks, have the app run across the broad spectrum of devices (phone, tablets, desktop, XBox, embedded devices and more). It’s natural, if you are veteran WPF/Silverlight/WinPhone developer, to expect that you can use your current skill set to build Universal Windows Apps. The good news is that you can do this. There’s a lot that familiar, but UWP brings plenty of challenges too. For one, you need to learn how to make a responsive UI, which will adjust across screen sizes. Come to this session to learn how to build UWP apps and how to use familiar techniques like MVVM in the process.

You will learn:

  • The UWP XAML
  • Discover interesting features of UWP
  • Find out more about responsive UI design for UWP