Developing for Windows – A Comprehensive Link Dump

Developing for Windows – A Comprehensive Link Dump

Wanted to code an app for Windows but didn’t know how? Didn’t know what language to use, what tools to use – or where to begin? Here’s a list of links to training materials and resources that will get you started on your journey into coding. You can also download the PDF version here.

 

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Training Materials

 

 

General Information

 

Windows 8 Dev Center Home

http://msdn.microsoft.com/windows

 

Windows 8 Dev Center Dashboard

https://appdev.microsoft.com/StorePortals/

 

Technical References

 

API reference for Windows Runtime apps

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br211369.aspx

 

How to… (Create Windows 8 apps in JavaScript and HTML, C#/C++/VB and XAML, or C++ and DirectX) -> START TO FINISH

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/bg124284

 

Migrate your app from iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Web, and more!

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-sg/library/windows/apps/dn436165

 

Designing Apps for PPI Displays

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=391346

 

Universal Windows apps

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-sg/windows/dn642498

 

Universal Windows app samples

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Universal-Windows-app-cb3248c3

 

Windows Store App Design

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-sg/windows/apps/hh779072

 

Online Trainings

 

Windows Store App Samples

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps

 

Windows Store apps for Absolute Beginners with C#

http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-Store-apps-for-Absolute-Beginners-with-C-

 

Windows Store apps for Absolute Beginners with JavaScript

http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-Store-apps-for-Absolute-Beginners-with-JavaScript

 

Windows 8.1 UX Design

http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-8-1-UX-Design

 

Windows 8.1 Developer Training, Geek Edition

http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-8-1-Developer-Training-Geek-Edition

 

Build your first Windows Store app

http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Build-your-first-Windows-Store-app

 

Introducing Windows 8

http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Introducing-Windows-8

 

Windows Store Apps Development

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/product-training/product-windows-store-apps

 

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Training Materials

 

 

General Information

 

Windows Phone Dev Center

http://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us

 

Getting started with developing for Windows Phone

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/ff402529(v=vs.105).aspx

 

Windows Phone Store account creation

https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us/join

 

Design library for Windows Phone

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windowsphone/develop/fa00461b-abe1-41d1-be87-0b0fe3d3389d(v=vs.105).aspx

 

Technical References

 

Windows Phone Runtime API

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/windowsphone/develop/jj207212(v=vs.105).aspx

 

How to build a localized app for Windows Phone

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/ff637520(v=vs.105).aspx

 

Windows Phone 8 Guide for Android Application Developers

http://msopentech.com/wp-content/uploads/wp8_guide_for_android_devs.pdf

 

Windows Phone 8 Guide for iPhone Application Developers

http://msopentech.com/wp-content/uploads/wp8_guide_for_ios_devs.pdf

 

Top 10 things to keep an eye on – Written for WP7, but still valid

http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2010/11/05/top-ten-things-to-keep-an-eye-on.aspx

 

Universal Windows apps

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-sg/windows/dn642498

 

Universal Windows app samples

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Universal-Windows-app-cb3248c3

 

Online Trainings

 

Windows Phone 8 Development for Absolute Beginners

http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-Phone-8-Development-for-Absolute-Beginners

 

Building apps for Windows Phone 8

http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Building-Apps-for-Windows-Phone-8-Jump-Start

 

Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/windows-phone-8-apps-development-jumpstart

 

Building Apps for Windows Phone 8.1 Jump Start

http://aka.ms/bldapps-win81

 

Hands-on-Labs

http://aka.ms/wp8hol

 

App Submission

 

App submission requirements for Windows Phone

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/hh184844(v=vs.105).aspx

 

Technical certification requirements for Windows Phone

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/hh184840(v=vs.105).aspx

 

Upload and describe your XAP(s)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windowsphone/help/jj206723(v=vs.105).aspx

 

Create your app info

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windowsphone/help/jj206733(v=vs.105).aspx

 

Submit your app

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/help/jj206724(v=vs.105).aspx

 

Understanding app and in-app product submission

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/help/jj206729(v=vs.105).aspx

 

Understanding app submission errors

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/help/jj206735(v=vs.105).aspx

 

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Recommended Resources

 

Microsoft

 

Faculty Connection

http://www.microsoft.com/education/facultyconnection/

 

Channel9

http://channel9.msdn.com/

 

Microsoft Virtual Academy

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/

 

Spiffy.sg

http://www.spiffy.sg/

 

Windows Phone Singapore Developer Community | Apollo Explorer

https://www.facebook.com/groups/apolloexplorer/

 

Windows 8 Singapore Developer Community | Dream. Build. Launch

https://www.facebook.com/groups/dreambuildlaunch/

 

MSDN Forum – Windows 8 (ask help from other devs)

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/

 

MSDN Forum – Windows Phone (ask help from other devs)

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/wpapps/

 

Windows App Studio – Make Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps without coding!

http://appstudio.windowsphone.com/

 

Microsoft DreamSpark – Free developer tools for students

https://www.dreamspark.com/

 

Others

 

Lynda (free for many polytechnics)

http://www.lynda.com/

 

StackOverflow (ask help from other devs)

http://www.stackoverflow.com/

 

Institution DreamSpark Premium Links – Free Windows, VS, Office, etc

 

Singapore Polytechnic

http://roc.ms/msdnaa-sp

 

Temasek Polytechnic

http://roc.ms/msdnaa-tp

 

Republic Polytechnic

http://roc.ms/msdnaa-rp

 

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

http://roc.ms/msdnaa-np

 

Nanyang Polytechnic (SIT)

http://roc.ms/msdnaa-nypSIT

 

Nanyang Polytechnic (SEG)

http://roc.ms/msdnaa-nypSEG

 

National University of Singapore

http://roc.ms/msdnaa-NUS

 

Singapore Management University

http://roc.ms/msdnaa-smu

 

Nanyang Technological University

http://roc.ms/msdnaa-ntu

 

 

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