Windows Client

TH06 Building Business Apps on the Universal Windows Platform


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Billy Hollis

XAML Slinger

Microsoft is betting big on their Universal Windows Platform (UWP). You can do business apps for desktop, tablet, and phone apps for Windows 10 all on the UWP, and XAML is the primary markup language. This session will give you what you need to get started, even if you have limited exposure to XAML. You'll start with basic XAML concepts, including layout with the new Windows 10 elements. The session also covers data binding, including the new x:Bind capability in Windows 10. Then you'll move on to templating, app navigation, responsive design, deployment to the Windows store, additional deployment options, Visual Studio changes for Windows 10 development, and other essential concepts to write your first Windows 10 application.

You will learn:

  • Entry points to key XAML technologies
  • Differences between Universal Apps XAML vs. older versions
  • Understand strategy for architecting, developing, and deploying UWP apps