Windows 8 / WinRT

T16 Getting Beyond the Datagrid in Windows 8

08/20/2013

4:15pm - 5:30pm

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Billy Hollis

Next Version Systems

Learn some advanced data template techniques that you probably didn't know existed.

Have you noticed that most modern app platforms, including Windows 8, don't even *have* a data grid? Does that leave you feeling a bit lost? Come to this session and see how data templates make many of your data grid designs obsolete, allowing you to inject better visualization and higher productivity into business applications. You'll see "before and after" examples of data grid applications redesigned to use data templates for better user experience, and learn some advanced data template techniques that you probably didn't know existed.

You will learn:

  • Understand why modern app platforms de-emphasize the datagrid
  • See examples of alternative user interaction patterns that make datagrids unnecessary, with emphasis on better data visualization
  • Gain exposure to advanced data template capabilities in XAML that make better patterns possible