Level: Introductory to Intermediate
Come learn how your valuable .NET and Silverlight skills now make you a hot mobile developer.
This session is your fast track into the new wonderful world of Windows Phone development. Come learn how your valuable .NET and Silverlight skills now make you a hot mobile developer. We'll perform a quick lap around Microsoft Visual Studio and the Windows Phone SDK, build our first app using XAML & C#, and debug it with the Windows Phone Emulator. We'll then explore the various Windows Phone SDK services and features, such as touch gestures, accelerometers, Live Tiles, speech, location & maps, and more. We'll also explore various toolkits and frameworks available to you for free to augment your development experience and productivity. It's time to drop that "other" phone. Pick-up a phone you will actually enjoy coding for. If you've waited this long to jump on board the mobility bandwagon, wait no more: This is the mobile platform you always wanted!
You will learn:
- The basics of the Windows Phone SDK, how to get started in mobile development and the available tools, including the emulator
- How to design a Windows Phone user interface with XAML in Visual Studio, which controls are available, how to extend the controls toolbox, and more
- About Windows Phone specific development features like touch gestures, accelerometers, Live Tiles, speech, notifications, location, mobile data access and more