Windows Universal Apps work with any device that runs Windows 10. Whether you are building for Windows 10 on the desktop or tablet, Windows 10 Mobile, Xbox One, or even HoloLens, you can create apps that span across all Windows devices using the Windows Universal App platform.
This course is designed to teach anyone how to make their first app. You will learn all of the basics of the Windows Universal App platform. To start, you’ll learn about all of the skills that an app builder needs to be successful. Next, you will learn all of the tools and technologies that you will use when you create apps for Windows. Then you will create your first app and deploy it to an emulator or physical device. Finally, we will dive into some experiments you can do to tinker with your app to learn more about how Windows apps works, and find out where to go next.
This course has a few main components. First, the course introduces the main topics of how to make Universal Windows Apps. It then walks through how to set up your computer to develop apps, and introduces the major products and technologies that you will use. Then, the course walks through steps to create a simple game for Windows 10. At the end, the are some ideas on how you can tinker and tweak the app with the new skills you have learned in the course.
INTRODUCTION (5 Movies)
CHAPTER 1: Stuff to Know First (3 Movies)
CHAPTER 2: Get Set Up (3 Movies)
CHAPTER 3: The Major Parts (8 Movies)
CHAPTER 4: Make an app (16 Movies)
CHAPTER 5: Tinkering with your app (3 Movies)
CONCLUSION (1 Movie)
There are no current reported issues with the course, and there currently are no planned updates scheduled.
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There are many different directions to go down after taking this course. Here are some suggestions on where to go. Each one focuses on one of the particulars of the Universal Windows Platform, or the tools or technologies that are a part of it.
The first is part of a multi-course series that goes into the Visual Studio IDE in depth. Each course focuses on a speicifc aspect of the IDE.
VISUAL STUDIO 2015 ESSENTIALS
There are many ways to make apps, and the Windows 10 ecosystem can be a bit confusing. My colleague Walt takes a step back and looks at the entire Windows 10 ecosystem to help you make sense of what you can do with it.
DEMYSTIFYING WINDOWS 10 UNIVERSAL APPS AND CROSS-PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT
C# is the primary language for making Universal Windows apps. In this course, you can get up to speed quickly with C#. Note that this is for an older version of C#, so there are a couple of changes with the current version.
UP AND RUNNING IWTH C#
DEVELOPING UNIVERSAL WINDOWS APPS
This course has exercise files that you can download to following along with me as I work on the project. You can download them via GitHub, either through the link below, or the direct ZIP file download link.
ZIP DOWNLOAD (GITHUB)