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Windows 8 Using XAML, Part 17: Shares and Searching

with expert Matt Baxter-Reynolds


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Release date Release date 10/29/2012
Level Level Beginner
Runtime Runtime 1h 21m
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Course description

Working with Windows 8 brings a new set of tools. We'll look at an important part of the Windows 8 experience - the share charms. Sharing is a key differentiator between the Windows 8 proposition and the iPad. It allows apps to share information in a very fluid, freeform way, creating a rich interaction on the device. Then we'll see how to implement searching, another key part of the Windows 8 experience. When searching, users use a common user interface to perform a basic search and then use filters - designed to your specification - to refine the results.

Learning Paths

This course will help you prepare for the following certification and exam:
MCSD: Windows Store Apps
70-484: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#

This course is part of the following LearnNowOnline SuccessPaths™:
Building Windows Store Applications

Meet the expert

Matt Baxter-Reynolds Matt Baxter-Reynolds is an independent software development consultant, trainer, and author based in the UK. He specializes in apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT. Matt runs regular Windows 8 and Windows RT workshops around the UK plus runs the London Windows 8 Apps Developer group. He also contributes to the Guardian’s technology section.


Course outline



Shares

Share Sources (22:05)
  • Introduction (00:52)
  • Sharing Data (00:23)
  • Data Types (01:08)
  • Handling Outbound Sharing (00:43)
  • Demo: Sharing (04:44)
  • Demo: GetShareData (01:52)
  • Handling async when Sharing (00:33)
  • Demo: Large Files (04:46)
  • Demo: Error Checking (04:16)
  • Demo: Finishing Sharing (02:20)
  • Summary (00:23)
Share Targets (13:47)
  • Introduction (00:32)
  • Share Targets (00:28)
  • Implementing Share Targets (00:34)
  • Demo: Share Targets (04:51)
  • Demo: Photos App (03:37)
  • Demo: Windows 8 Gotcha (03:08)
  • Summary (00:34)

Searching and Filters

Searching (21:50)
  • Introduction (00:46)
  • How it Works (00:38)
  • Demo: Searching (02:32)
  • Implementing Search (00:37)
  • Demo: Search Result Grid (04:39)
  • Demo: No Results TextBlock (05:01)
  • Demo: Results Grid (03:29)
  • Demo: Displaying Grid (03:48)
  • Summary (00:17)
Filters (16:18)
  • Introduction (00:31)
  • Adding Filters (00:23)
  • Demo: Filters (06:01)
  • Demo: Fixing the Filter (05:12)
  • Demo: Search with Filters (03:54)
  • Summary (00:14)
Suggestions (07:13)
  • Introduction (00:33)
  • Demo: Implementing Suggestions (04:10)
  • Demo: Returning Suggestions (02:16)
  • Summary (00:12)