UWP-001 - Series Introduction

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In this introductory video, Bob will explain the purpose and intended audience for this series of lessons, what to expect, how to get the most out of it, what tools you'll need and pre-requisites before starting.

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Full series source code: https://github.com/Windows-Readiness/AbsoluteBeginnersWin10

PDF: http://aka.ms/absBeginnerWin10pdf

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    Shashank

    Hi Bob,

    I am following your other series "Windows Phone 8.1 Development for Absolute Beginners" and I am currently at Part 9 (Exercise: Tip Calculator). Would you recommend me to stop following that series and start with this ?

    Btw, these courses are really good. Thank you.

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    Red

    These series have helped me immensely. Looking forward to the PDF though, as I am not particularly able to view the videos, and rely on the written component to learn.

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    Sunil Kumar Singh

    HI Bob, I think you(developers) truly need Windows 10 Pro Version for creating and testing apps for Windows 10

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    Sundawn

    HI Bob,

    I think Developers TRULY need Windows 10 PRO Version for creating and testing(Hyper-V, Windows Apps Emulation) apps for Windows 10.

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    TomaszS

    Hi Bob. I'm so happy that you are back with windows10!!!!!! Couldn't wait! Just in time (got three days off:)).   BTW you look 10 years younger than last time with windows 8.1:) I wish I had a private teacher like you. Thank You Man. Take Care.

     

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    Paul1967

    Hi Bob,

    The previous series on Windows phone 8.1 was great, so I'm really looking forward to watch this series. However browsing quickly through the episodes there seems to be a small but difficult gap between your 'absolute beginners' series and creating apps with advanced tooling/techniques such as using mvvm and the new template 10 library (and all useful parts in it). It seems that in real practice we should use these advanced techniques. It would be really helpfull if one of the example projects is illustrated using these advanced techniques in an additional epsiode.

    Thanks a lot for all the effort already in this new series! Next weekend I'll start watching them.

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    philliphs

    Hi Bob, finally this came out. I've been waiting for this course since I almost finished the C# fundamentals. By the way, why isn't this course be in microsoft virtual academy? It's just easier to track my progress there

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    Niner871406

    Hello bob, its Ali Asad. I wanna say thank you. your video series helping us a lot. 

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    SonPhan

    I have an iMac, Mac Pro, Macbook Pro, and an iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, so how could I do some Windows 10 development, and my PC is in Windows 8.1, I also had Android that is Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, Note 5, Moto X, Google Nexus 6, HTC One M9, LG G Flex 2, LG G4, and many more, these are my currents, and an iPad Air 2, an iPad mini 4, and an iPod touch 6th generation, even a Windows 10 VM, a Surface 3 Pro, and my Lumia 640 and 640 XL is running Windows 10, not so good performance as my iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, never bother an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. I compared an iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Nokia Lumia 920 on April 2013 and saw that the Galaxy S4 beats the iPhone 5 beats the Lumia 920. I made an iOS and Android app, even a Windows Phone app for mobile.

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    SonPhan

    @SonPhan:What phone does Bob Tabor have?

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    Niner674010

    Hi Bob, I finished the C# fundamentals and started the Windows Phone 8.1 for absolute beginners. The series are great, but is it possible to add this serie to the Microsoft Virtual Academy as well? Then I don't need to search for it every time I want to go on with a new episode.

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    HazyFish

    希望有中文字幕

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    Abeginner

    没有中文字幕?

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    hello

    请支持中文字幕(Please support Chinese subtitles)

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    Niner386929

    Someone please develop a software to download channel 9 series videos.

    It's very hard to download 80 videos one by one.

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    BobTabor

    @Paul1967: This is for "absolute beginners".  I'm sure there's content on Channel9, Windows Dev Center or Microsoft Virtual Academy that discusses the content you're interested in.  Also, if you let me know specifically what type of content you're interested in, I might be able to find it for you -- it might be here, just later in the series when we build complete apps together.

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    BobTabor

    @Shashank: That's up to you ... almost completely different content, and yet almost ALL of the concepts / APIs in 8.1 work in 10.

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    BobTabor

    @Red: Working on it ... that's no small task!

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    BobTabor

    @philliphs: You'll have to ask the good folks at Microsoft about that.  Sorry.

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    BobTabor

    @Niner386929: Build it, my friend!  The world will thank you!!!

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    BobTabor

    @SonPhan: I've got four phones and switch between them ... 2 Windows Phones, an iPhone and an Android.  It helps me see what's going on across all the platforms.

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    Niner386929

    @BobTabor: I'll do my level best sir !!! :D

    **Conditions apply, if channel9 provides some kind of API's. ;)

    And also, To learn this series, I have to wait until dreamspark provides me windows 10 update for Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro version. :(

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    snoopie

    @Niner386929: See this website. https://dayngo.com/channel9
    Click "Series" tab and search page for "Windows 10 development for absolute beginners". You'll be able to download a PowerShell script or a WGET script, which will download the files for you.

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    Conrad

    @Niner386929: In addition to @snoopie's link, here's another link that offers a good PowerShell reference template.

    https://alexandrebrisebois.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/download-channel-9-series-using-powershell/

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    Ricky Chau

    @BobTabor Just want to know will this series talk about integrating Cortana into an Apps? Thanks!

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    RickyChau

    @BobTabor: Just want to know will this series talk about integrating Cortana into an Apps? Thanks!

     

    PS: I just found the #79 episodes :P Thanks for the tutorial!! 

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    Paul1967

    @BobTabor Thanks for your answer. I'm currently still watching the episodes so the information I'm looking for might be further on. I don't want to miss any of these nice episodes so I restrain my curiosity :) I'm looking for information for the step after this introduction to producing a uwp project which uses the mvvm pattern with tools like template 10 together with an mvvm framework light mvvmlight.  For beginners like myself it's not an easy step to dive into the documentation on github of template 10 or mvvmlight and build quality software. Your series and pace are very good and it would be nice if you could add an epsiode on conventions for setting up a project using the mvvm guidelines and tools for it. But that said I might find it in later episodes.

    Also there is one topic that is not covered in this series (I think): MapControl and geofencing. This choice might have to do with the fact that MapControl is not rendered in the phone emulator so the nice  location tooling in the Windows 10 phone emulator are useless until Microsoft fixes this bug. In your Windows8.1 phone series you covered this, and I tried to upgrade your MapNotes example to uwp but MapControl just doesn't work in the emulator.

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    BobTabor

    @TomaszS: The time you're referring to ... I had some severe depression going on, and after some therapy and meds I got back on my feet again.  I wrote a whole blog post about it if you're interested. 

    Hope you enjoy this series!

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    BobTabor

    @Paul1967: Hi, unfortunately Template 10 was not in the scope for this series.  I'm sure the creators will create some absolute beginner content around it to help. 

    And sorry ... we don't have a MapControl or geofencing example, either.  As you can see this content is totally different.  We'll keep that in mind if there's ever another version of this series.

    Good luck!

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    jeffcato

    Hi! First, great series. Second, I had a problem, but I fixed it. My question is why it's like this or if I did or did not do something right. Here's what happened and how I fixed it in case it helps someone else.

    I figured out how to clone your repository of examples in VS. When I open one of your solutions, the code behind page is full of squiggly lines, starting with the very first using System; line. Hovering over a line, VS complains that I'm missing a reference to mscorlib. Under references, I have Analyzers and Universal Windows. I stumbled around and finally found Restore NuGet Packages by right-clicking the solution in Solution Explorer. This added in a reference for Microsoft.NETCore.UniversalWindowsPlatform and all was well.

    Almost. To debug, I only had options for Device and Remote Machine. No Local Machine or phone emulators. I then noticed that the Active config property of the solution was set to Debug|ARM. I changed it to Debug|X86 and all the debug targets returned.

    As I said, my question is why?

    Thanks for the great work!

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    Son Phan

    What 2 Windows Phones, Androids, iPhones do you have?

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    Niner386929

    @snoopie: (Y)

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    yuqeesong1

    请支持中文字幕(Please support Chinese subtitles)

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    Sundawn

    Hey Bob, Can we can really run Windows/W10M Emulator in Windows 10 now without requirement of the PRO version as was before?

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    Deactivated User

    Comment removed at user's request.

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    BobTabor

    @Sundawn: I'm pretty sure you don't need Windows 10 Pro ... but don't take my word for it.  You should probably search for it. Windows 10 Pro (or greater) is required.

    @stahtufiang: No, there's really nothing in C# 6 that is a "must know" to build apps and I want to keep the barrier to entry as low as possible.

    @jeffcato: "I changed it to Debug|X86 and all the debug targets returned." I'll be honest, I don't know the answer to that question.  Perhaps someone at Microsoft could help us out here?

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    Sundawn

    @BobTaylor: Actually Previously, Windows Emulators were Hyper-V Specific Files therefore needs Hyper-V to run & Hyper-V is available only on PRO or Higher versions and not on the Standard Version of Windows. So if it can be really possible now to emulate them in standard version of Windows 10 it will be really helpful for developers as well as for me as most people usually have standard version of Windows.

    So just for confirmation and Knowing, which version of Windows are you using during this series or currently during any development?

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    BobTabor

    @Sundawn: You are correct and I just verified this with the team at Microsoft.  Windows 10 Pro or greater is required.  I edited my previous reply.  Thank you.

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    Sundawn

    If it can also be used on Standard version then that would be great. Well thanks for your Confirmation.

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    Xeeling

    I don't require Chinese subtitles, please just suply the English cc subtitles,Thanks.

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    Lino Lisboa

    Thank you for this series. Love Bob Tabor videos at channel9 & MVA, hope you do more.

    About the developer tools i'm sad i can't run the Windows phone 10 emulator because i have Windows 10 Home. Microsoft, please make Hyper-V available for windows 10 Home users.... It would be cool. Now that I bought the Home edition upgrading to Pro is actually more expensive.

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    Clint

    @Xeeling: we are working on it

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    Ronaldo Tumpang

    hello

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    ni3bobade

     Hey Bob, Clint and Andy thank you very much guys for these UWP development for Windows 10. Learning lot of things actually with such amazing suite of beginners video series for my very favorite OS of all time, yup you guessed it right its Windows 10. UWPs I just love you and started developing from day one itself, you posted these videos on Channel9 for my dream UWP on Windows 10 devices from Raspberry Pi to Hololens.

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    Navid

    hi Bob and tnx so much. I don't realize English very well. please add PDF soon. :*

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    CajunCoder

    Howdy Bob, Andy and Clint.
    I am new to Phone Development (3 months) but thanks to your (and others) videos here and on Virtual Academy I was able to build my first Web API 2 service and side load my first corporate business phone app on a phone with the current build of Windows 10.  FUN!!!! 

    Hey, just found this series yesterday and am downloading all of the videos to a thumb drive so that I can watch them at any moment.  You guys are a BLESSING.  Thanks to you guys and whoever was generous enough to cover the cost for us to have these tools.  Just had to say thank you!

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    Niner632328

    subtitle?:(

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    Kennedy

    Great!!
    Just one thing is missing: the Closed Caption.
    I do hope it will be available soon.
    Thank you!

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    pduffy98

    I'm developer for more than 15 years (10 recent years in SAP ABAP that's my job). Let's start over again, just for hobby!

    Thank you for the series!

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    jojo

    thank you very much for these lessons. I am half the way in your c# tutorial and looking forward to join you later at windows 10. i am just wondering if I would achieve all this. I am really an absoute beginner.
    See you next time (allmost daily :-) )

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    jatbains

    Big thanks to Andy, Clint and Bob for this series.

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    ni3bobade

    Bob, we need PDF. Please........

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    CSharpInside

    Thank you Sooo much for these videos! :) I just finished C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners. You are an Excellent teacher. I really enjoy seeing you in the box in the corner. It makes this so much more personal. When I hear your encouraging words and your not just some voice behind the screen. I actually believe you that I can do this. I have severe a.d.h.d and am bipolar so I have to constantly battle against losing concentration and usually give up a task. I have given up on accomplishing anything and am now on disability. I tried last year I bought a year membership to your site but cancelled a week later when I found Pluralsight thinking they were a better deal because of so many videos and teachers. But their videos and your videos are so completely different. Your videos are so interactive. I know this sounds kind of creepy but I feel we are experiencing my education together just as a tutor and pupil. I will be signing up on November 1st for a year membership on www.learnvisualstudio.net hopefully your 13th anniversary sale will still be in effect. Finishing your course has given me alot of confidence and hope. In this course you explain that this stuff isn't really that hard so i have hope I can finish this too. I will have to wait till next month to use the emulator because I need 8 gigs of ram for it to work.Can you tell me how much Actual writing we will have to do as an app or web developer? Should I take freshman english on www.edx.org because I have no degree? I see alot of C# freelance work on www.freelancer.com After building practice apps this seems like a good start. Thanks again and hopefully you will be hearing alot more from me.  (Edit: "I got the emulator to work with the 4 inch screen 512 mb after defragging the hard drive. It took about 7 minutes to load the os. I will be purchasing the Lumia 635 for 42.99 from amazon that has a 4.5 inch screenand 1gb ram. http://www.amazon.com/T-Mobile-Nokia-Lumia-635-Contract/dp/B00LIWB34Q/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1447530376&sr=8-4&keywords=lumia+635 Which will be upgradable to Windows 10 on december 14th. With  Windows 10 phones this cheap I don't see what Android has to offer.")

     

     

     

     

     

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    awaismehmoo​dbutt

    really helpful videos series.
    thanks

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    Abhishek Chatterjee

    These videos are awesome btw can I develope apps in Win10 Home

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    Abhishek Chatterjee

    These videos are awesome btw can I develop apps in Win10 Home

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    fatjanhushi

    Thank you for these videos. :D

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    Mintydog

    Hi Bob :)
    I've watched a lot of your videos on Channel 9 and they are all great.

    I'm looking forward to getting stuck into this one and building universal apps. I just hope my phone gets Windows 10 so I can test on it.

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    Son Phan

    I am curious if he had a Mac, or which iPhone, Android, or 2 Windows Phones Mr. Tabor owns. iOS > Android > Windows Phone. He is in the wrong direction, which is Windows > Android > iOS. He fell in love with Windows, so he does have a Mac.

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    Kiss

    没有中文,不懂啊!

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    osu9400

    All,

    Just installed VS2015 Pro and I appear to be missing some components. My Toolbox is 100% empty. Also, when I open HelloWorld.xaml from Solution Explorer, I don't see the design canvas -  I only see the XAML code.  What do I need to enable?

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    terragems

    Hello.

    They could put support in Spanish.

    Thank you

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    yaeko

    when will available PDF?

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    Shodik

    when will available PDF? (1)

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    shakeelsoft

    Hi Channel 9,

    I have been watching the series at Channel9 by Bob Tabor and they are very useful to get started quickly. I have completed a couple of courses by Bob Tabor created for beginners as https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Beginner

    Is it possible for you to present the following video tutorial series by Bob on MVA or Channel 9?

    1- C# Fundamentals via ASP.NET Web Applications
    http://www.learnvisualstudio.net/series/c-fundamentals-via-asp-net-web-applications/

    2- ASP.NET MVC 5 Fundamentals Course
    http://www.learnvisualstudio.net/series/asp-net-mvc-5-fundamentals/

    Most other ASP.NET courses on MVA/Channel 9 are Level 200 courses. I need a basic series like the series developed by Bob Tabor. His series are really helpful for beginners.

     

     

     

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    ImanK1rad

    when will available PDF? (2)

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    gjuro

    @andy_wigley, @clintrutkas: @bobtabor's channel9 course Win10-dev-4-abs-beginners is beautifully structured & delivered :)

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    VijayNirmal

    I want to study visual studio 2015 for Windows 10 app development . I have studied C# whether I want to study visual basic also? to learn this series

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    johnyao

    thank you very much !

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    Torben Rasmussen

    I'm not going to comment on every video, but this series has been absolutely brilliant. Thank you Bob!

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    Mintydog

    I always like following your series, but I usually don't have the time for my app development to come to fruition.

    I've barely done anything on Windows 8.1. I have a Windows 8.1 Phone.

    Is it even worth me going through your Windows  Phone 8.1 series? Or just starting on this and getting a cheap Windows 10 Phone to test it on?

    Since all phones will be getting an upgrade to Windows 10 in the near future and I'm quite slow to get started on things shall I just start on this series and ignore Win 8.1 phone?

    Cheers

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    shahabmo

    Hi

    I want to build an App that can modify an image, paint on it and etc...but I couldn't find any way in universal for do that. Is it possible at all? if yes, could you help me?

    tanx.

    :)

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    saedbfd

    Hi mr bob

    At first thanks for your really good videos

    I have a problem with your videos

    I can read english good but my listening is poor.

    Is there sub title for this series of videos?

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