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Windows Store apps for Absolute Beginners with C# (MP4) - Channel 9

Ready to make money and share your great Windows 8 app ideas with the world? Not sure where to start? Start here! Over the course of 34 lessons, our friend Bob Tabor from www.LearnVisualStudio.net will teach you the fundamentals of Windows Store app development by walking you through building the Contoso Cookbook Hands On Labs. Bob provides plenty of commentary, insight and encouragement to help you understand the basics of page layout with XAML, binding to collections of data and working with the features of Windows 8 exposed through the Windows Runtime like the Search and Share charms, tiles and notifications, webcam and much, much more! By the end of this series, you should be well on your way to becoming the "next big thing". Download the entire series source code For more Absolute Beginner series click here.

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Part 34: Where to go from here?

Bob reviews the topics discussed in this series of lessons, and provides some additional resources and guidance on how you should approach your career as a software developer. ResourcesWindows 8 UX Fundamentals Training Workshop 2012 Azure Mobile ServicesBob's Website, LearnVisualStudio.NET Download the entire series' source code

8mins

26 Oct 2012

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Part 33: Simulating Product Purchases

Finally, we learn how to enable in-product purchases to unlock certain features or allow for the purchase of in-app items allowing us to use a "freemium" business model. Download the entire series' source code

11mins

26 Oct 2012

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Part 32: Simulating App Purchases

Continuing on from the previous lesson, now we learn how to unlock the app and its features by allowing the user to purchase a full version of the app directly from the app. Download the entire series' source code

8mins

26 Oct 2012

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Part 31: Detecting Trial Versions

In this final Hands On Lab, we use the CurrentAppSimulator class to simulate interaction with the Windows Store API.  Here we simply use the configuration file to declaratively modify the user interface.  This simulates the data retrieved from the Windows Store. Download the entire series' source code

15mins

26 Oct 2012

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Part 30: Incorporating Scheduled Toasts

This lesson demonstrates the use of scheduled toasts to remind or notify the user of some task or change in the app.Download the entire series' source code

9mins

26 Oct 2012

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Part 29: Incorporating Push Notifications

Continuing from the previous lesson, this lesson demonstrate how to utilize push notifications from Windows Notification Services to provide information or state updates to the user from the cloud on the Windows 8 start page. ResourcesAzure Mobile Services Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 Download the entire series' source code

11mins

26 Oct 2012

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Part 28: Enabling Secondary Tiles

The Windows 8 start page is one of it's most distinctive features, and this lesson demonstrates how to implement secondary tiles to allow "deep linking" into functionality or data in the app. Download the entire series' source code

10mins

26 Oct 2012

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Part 27: Implementing User Preferences

In this lesson we follow the instructions of the Hands On Lab to tie up the loose ends and actually implement the desire functionality. Download the entire series' source code

7mins

26 Oct 2012

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Part 26: Saving User Preferences

In this lesson we use the ToggleSwitch element to capture a user's preference on how to deal with remembering the state of the app prior to it being terminated.  We talk about the different special folders and objects we can use to save user data, and discuss roaming and how to utilize it in our app. Download the entire series' source code

11mins

26 Oct 2012

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Part 25: Adding a Settings Command and Settings Flyout

In this lesson, we learn how to add Settings Flyouts using the Callisto controls.  These are used to respond to the Settings charm in Windows 8, and can be used for About pages, Preferences or other related purposes. ResourcesGuidelines for app settings Download the entire series' source code

6mins

26 Oct 2012

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