This course is designed to introduction to building basic application in Microsoft Blend 5. This course covers the creation of controls and graphics for the user interface, working with Visual Studio 2012, the visual state manager and creating a message dialog. The course will cover advanced styling, creating the App Bar and Snap View. The course will also cover data binding, MVVM and the application life cycle in Blend.
Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.
This course assumes that students have some programming experience and a background in building user interfaces on the Microsoft platform.
Meet the expert
David Kelley is a Silverlight MVP with over 10 years of experience building Targeted Customer eXperiences. He is currently the Principal User eXperience Architect for [wire] stone specializing in touch experiences such as digital price tags and Silverlight-based kiosks for retail. David publishes a blog called Hacking Silverlight and helps to run the Seattle Silverlight User Group and Interact Seattle, Seattle's Designer Developer Interaction Group.
Time to complete
Building Apps (29:23)
Advanced Topics (15:05)
Advanced Topics part two (30:09)