by Joanna Mason and Unni Ravindranathan
A great Windows 8 app starts with a great user experience. Come to this session to see how Visual Studio 11 Express enables you to take full advantage of the rich platform features, efficient workflow and tools that maximize your productivity and creativity when designing Metro style apps using XAML.
by Tarek Madkour
C++ and XAML provide a new way for C++ developers to target Windows 8. This session will cover tips and tricks for effectively developing Metro style apps using C++. Topics covered will include the new Windows Runtime data types, using Exceptions, how to use the new Windows Runtime collections and the async programming model.
We all know that unit and functional testing is a cornerstone of successful app development. In Visual Studio 11, we have enabled developers to use modern, agile techniques for developing and testing their new Metro style apps using XAML. In this talk, we will demonstrate how to apply existing best practices to effectively test your app in this new world. We will use TDD to create and test a Metro style app using XAML using well-known patterns like MVVM and isolation, and will also show how to use our new Native Unit Testing framework to test native code.
by Kipling Knox
Learn how to build Metro style apps for customers in any market or language. Get an overview of the easy steps required to make a world-ready app, and learn how to use localization and formatting APIs with familiar HTML5 and XAML programming concepts.
by Tim Heuer
Ready to take your app global? We've designed a flexible architecture enabling developers to quickly create a fully localized Metro style app using XAML in a 'language pack' style of development. This session will show you how to easily localize string-based content in your app, fully localize your XAML layout, and quickly update your app by adding language support at any time.
13th–16th September 2011