There are two templates available for Windows Store applications that include all the features of a complete application. These are the Split Application and the Grid Application.

Each application includes a “sample data model” that is thoroughly linked to the pages as well as the CSS created by the template. The idea is that developers will substitute their own data model for the sample one. However, this is not necessarily an easy task.

In this tutorial, we look at the Split App template and its included sample data model. We use the OData AdventureWorks data service and show how it can be linked to the sample data model.