Windows Phone

W19 Getting Started with Windows Phone 8.1 Development


3:00pm - 4:15pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Nick Landry

Senior Technical Evangelist


This session is your fast track into the wonderful world of development on the new Windows Phone 8.1 platform. 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 2013 and the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK, build our first app using XAML and C#, and debug it with the new Windows Phone Emulator. Then we'll explore the various Windows Phone SDK services and features, such as starter templates, accelerometers, Live Tiles, speech, location and maps and more. We'll also explore how Windows Phone fits into the Windows ecosystem with Universal apps. It's time to drop that "other" phone. Pick-up a phone for which you will actually enjoy coding. 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