With an expected one-billion devices running the OS in a few years, Windows 10 is a great opportunity for Microsoft developers. For the first time in history, Microsoft is providing a unified OS and App Store and a universal development platform for the whole range of devices: traditional desktop computers, phones, tablets, huge touch-screen displays, Xbox, Internet of Things devices, and even Hololens. This development platform is the Universal Windows Platform, and this course will get you up to speed on how to create an app targeting the UWP with XAML, the same powerful technology that the Windows 10 start menu and the new Office apps are built upon.
Course Overview Hello. My name is Andras Velvart, and this is my course, Introduction to Universal Windows Platform Development with XAML. You may know me from apps like the SurfCube 3D Browser or the music game, SongArc with over 2 million downloads. I'm also doing consultancy and architecture work on various XAML-based enterprise projects. Windows 10 has introduced universal apps, which has or will make its way to PCs, tablets, phones, IoT devices, Xbox and HoloLens. With Microsoft on its way to 1 billion devices running Windows 10, the universal Windows platform represents a tremendous developer opportunity. While we build an entire app from scratch, you will learn about layout, data binding, Cortana integration, live tiles and notifications, and spicing up the app using styles, templates, and animations. By the end of this course, you will be able to get started creating your first app. Before beginning the course, you should be at least somewhat familiar with C# development.