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Getting Started with Windows 8 Apps A Guide to the Windows Runtime (Paperback)

Author:  Ben Dewey
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Learn more about Getting Started with Windows 8 Apps:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1449320554
ISBN-13: 9781449320553
Sku: 227692459
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 7L x 0.5T
Pages:  92
 
For those new to .NET programming, this introductory guide will quickly establish the tools needed to build user interfaces with Microsoft''s new design language, code-named Metro.
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Get a head start on building Metro Style apps for Windows 8. With a series of examples, this hands-on guide takes you through the process of creating complete touch-enabled apps that respond to native sensors. Through the course of the book, you'll learn how to work with the Windows Runtime application model while building a Bing Image Search app.

If you're an experienced .NET developer who wants to get up to speed with Windows 8, this book provides the expertise and C# code samples you need.

  • Get a high-level overview of Windows 8 features?from the Start Screen to in-app features such as the Application Bar
  • Begin by building a simple app to retrieve Bing image search results from a web service
  • Learn about the components needed to complete the app, including UI design, the MVVM architectural pattern, and ?tombstoning?
  • Take advantage of native OS features such as tiles, file pickers, and sharing requests
  • Examine the steps necessary to publish an app to the Windows Store

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0092
Product attributePublisher:   O'Reilly Media
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