Windows 10 App Development - Navigation and Layout

Learn how to use layout controls and implement navigation in Visual Studio.

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Free Course
The layout and ability to easily navigate, can be the make or break of your app, users wont use one if they don't like the look and feel of it. This Windows 10 App Development course with teach you all about the controls and methods you can implement to design and control your apps layout and how users navigate though it.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

  • Publisher

    Channel 9




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In this online course Windows 10 App Development - Layout and Navigation gain an overview of tools that can be used in Visual Studio to create suitable layouts and navigation for Windows 10 applications.

The course starts off with introducing the layout controls that you can use to implement a hamburger style navigation for the Windows 10 application you are creating. You will learn about RelativePanel and how it is used in Windows app creation. You will learn how SplitView helps in implementing hamburger style navigation. You will also learn about the navigation classes and methods used to display pages, pass data from pages and go through the history of visited pages.

Next, you will learn about common user input options that are used to create Windows 10 apps. You will learn the process of creating a hamburger style navigation system for your Windows 10 application.

In the last module, you will learn about the ScrollViewer and how it is used to allow users to scroll through apps for additional content on the current page. You will learn about the Canvas and how different shapes can be positioned in Windows 10 applications. You will learn how styles can be used to get common settings applied across many XAML controls on a single page or an entire application. You will learn about how you can utilize the preferred colors that Windows 10 users have chosen in the application you have created so that it fits in with their other applications.

This free course will be of great interest to developers and anyone who wants to know what is involved in creating layouts and navigation for Windows 10 applications.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Outline the layout controls used to create a simple hamburger style navigation in a Windows 10 application
  • Discuss classes and methods used for navigation on Windows applications
  • Describe the common controls used in XAML
  • Outline the process of implementing a simple hamburger navigation menu
  • Examine how the ScrollViewer is used for Windows 10 applications
  • Discuss the positioning of different shapes in Windows 10 applications
  • Identify how styles can be used to apply common settings across XAML controls
  • Describe how developers can use the users preferred theme colors in their application


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