Last Friday delivered a session titled “Universal Apps for Windows Devices” for Windows Store and Windows Phone developers at H One Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka.
The session was very interesting. The session started introducing the latest technologies which are now being used to develop apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Then went back to explaining the concepts of “Build for Both” describing the features such as “Add as Link”, “using #if – endif directives”, “Use of partial classes and abstraction classes” and “Portable Class Libraries” etc. After demoing those features then moved into the introduction of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2.
There, I have demoed the features like new Universal Apps template, context switcher in the editor etc. Then moved to the end of the session demoing creating a new blank Universal App, explaining the new project structure writing some code.