Windows Phone 8 Development for Absolute Beginners

imageBob Tabor, of LearnVisualStudio.NET, is back at it again.  He and Clint Rutkas put together a 35 part series on Windows Phone 8 Development for Absolute Beginners.  You may have already watched the Windows Phone 7 Development for Absolute Beginners, but for this series, Bob promises you that “you won’t recognize a single thing in this series because it has a lot of new things to learn.”

This video series was posted 6 days ago on MSDN’s Channel9 website, where you can also watch all of the recent BUILD 2013 videos.

Specifically for this series, the videos are located here and the source code can be downloaded here.

The 35 Part series includes:

Part 01 – Series Introductions

Part 02 – Installing Windows Phone SDK 8.0

Part 03 – Writing your First Windows Phone 8 App

Part 04 – Introduction to XAML

Part 05 – Basics of Layout and Events

Part 06 – Styling the App

Part 07 – Localizing the App

Part 08 – Understanding Compilation and Deployment

Part 09 – Overview of the Windows Phone 8 Emulator

Part 10 – Overview of the Databound App and Pivot App Project Templates

Part 11 – Setting Up the SoundBoard App

Part 12 – Improving the View Model and Sample Data

Part 13 – Styling Tiles in the LongListSelector

Part 14 – Binding to Real Data at Runtime

Part 15 – Playing a Sound when a ListItem is Selected

Part 16 – Working with the Application Bar

Part 17 – Introduction to Codin4Fun Toolkit

Part 18 – Navigating Between Pages

Part 19 – Setting up the RecordAudio.xaml Page

Part 20 – Recording an Audio Wav File

Part 21 – Permanently Save the Audio Wav File

Part 22 – Animating the Reel Grid with a Storyboard

Part 23 – Testing and Submitting to the Store

Part 24 – Getting Started with the AroundMe Project

Part 25 – Working with the Geolocator and Geoposition Classes

Part 26 – Retrieving a Photo from Flickr’s API

Part 27 – Navigating and Passing Data to the SearchResults Page

Part 28 – Understanding Async and Awaitable Tasks

Part 29 – Filtering the Results Keyword

Part 30 – Adding a Progress Indicator

Part 31 – Multiple Selection with the LongListMultiSelector

Part 32 – Animating Image Search Results

Part 33 – Working with the Lock Screen to Display an Image

Part 34 – Creating a Background Agent for Scheduled Tasks

Part 35 – Where to go from here

I’m a huge fan of Bob Tabor’s teaching style and this series looks to have a lot of great content.  I’m excited to watch this series myself.  Hope you enjoy.  If you do watch it, I would love to hear your feedback.

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