W01 Getting Started with Windows Phone Development

08/20/2014

9:15am - 10:30am

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Nick Landry

Senior Technical Evangelist

Microsoft

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