Programming Lightning Components

If your responsibilities include developing custom applications running in
Lightning Experience and Salesforce1 that support multiple devices and screen
sizes from a single codebase, taking this class will boost your skills to the next

In this five-day instructor-led course, you’ll learn how to program Lightning
Components with markup, JavaScript, CSS, Apex, and the Salesforce Lightning
Design System (SLDS), and make them available to Salesforce end users.

Course Outline

Lightning Components and Applications

  • Using HTML5 and Lightning Components to Develop Apps

  • Defining a Lightning Application

  • Defining a Simple Component

  • Handling User Events

  • Using Helpers for Complex Client-Side Event Handling

  • Documenting a Component

  • Using OOTB Lightning Input Components

  • Working with Apex

  • Debugging and Troubleshooting Your App

Surfacing a Component

  • Surfacing Lightning Components

  • Surfacing Components in Salesforce1 and Lightning


  • Building Lightning Pages with Components and App


  • Using Lightning Components in Visualforce Pages with


  • Installing and Managing Components from AppExchange

  • Packaging a Component for Distribution

Implementing Navigation and Layouts

  • Working with SLDSX Components

  • Using the SLDSX Tab Panel

  • Implementing Buttons and Button Groups with SLDS

  • Implementing a “Deck of Cards” Layout

  • Using the SLDS/SLDSX Grid System

  • Implementing Menus with SLDS

Building Advanced Components

  • Accessing the Component Body

  • Dynamically Instantiating and Destroying Component


  • Localizing Content

  • Defining and Handling Nested Sub-tags

  • Raising Events and Defining Public Methods

  • Raising Salesforce1 Events

  • Using Renderers

  • Writing Device-Specific Code

  • Using Inheritance

Working with Data

  • Implementing Forms

  • Validating Input Data

  • Implementing a Query-by-Example System

  • Viewing and Editing Salesforce Records

  • Waiting for Server Requests to Complete

Theming your Apps

  • Applying Colors and Typography

  • Introducing Sass and SLDS Design Tokens

  • Using Compass to Improve Browser Compatibility and

  • Performance


Programming Lightning Components is ideal for independent software vendors
(ISVs) and web application developers who want to produce custom Lightning
Components and Applications that run in Lightning Experience, Salesforce1, or
hybrid mobile applications that extend the Salesforce App Cloud.

Proficiency with programming HTML5, JavaScript, and styling markup with
CSS. Prior experience with Salesforce and developing single-page applications
(SPAs) is highly recommended, but not required.