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Windows Phone 8.1 Development for Absolute Beginners

Bob Tabor (LearnVisualStudio.NET) delivers this 9+ hour series on Windows Phone 8.1 Development for Absolute Beginners!  

This series covers:

  • Windows Phone UI with XAML layout and events
  • Navigation model
  • Application lifecycle
  • Working with the Windows Phone Emulator
  • Understanding MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel)
  • HTML apps in the WebView
  • Storage
  • Maps
  • Animations
  • Media (Video/Audio with the MediaElement control)

You'll learn by doing as you build five apps, covering a range of scenarios, from media playback to hosted HTML to accessing geolocation data and mapping to extending your Windows Phone app to become a universal Windows / Windows Phone app. 

So jump on in and learn how to build the next great Windows Phone apps!

For more Absolute Beginner series visit: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Beginner

Source Code: http://aka.ms/absolutebeginnerwp81

PDF Version: http://aka.ms/AbsoluteBeginnerWP81PDF

  • Part 1 - Series Introduction
    7 minutes, 7 seconds
  • Part 2 - Exercise: Writing your First Windows Phone 8.1 App
    10 minutes, 25 seconds
  • Part 3 - Introduction to XAML
    32 minutes, 9 seconds
  • Part 4 - Understanding XAML Layout and Events
    28 minutes, 2 seconds
  • Part 5 - Overview of the Common XAML Controls
    19 minutes, 34 seconds
  • Part 6 - Styling Apps using XAML
    18 minutes, 8 seconds
  • Part 8 - Working with the package.appxmanifest
    14 minutes, 36 seconds
  • Part 7 - Understanding the Navigation Model
    17 minutes, 46 seconds
  • Part 9 - Exercise: Tip Calculator
    24 minutes, 58 seconds
  • Part 10 - Exercise: Tip Calculator as a Universal App
    12 minutes, 0 seconds