Beginning Windows 8 Application Development

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Learn to use exciting new development tools and create applications for Windows 8

If you're a beginning developer, there's no better place to get up to speed on the Windows 8 SDK than this Wrox guide. A team of Microsoft experts provides a complete course in Windows 8 programming, helping you take full advantage of the innovative new SDK. Written in an easy-to-read style, this book is packed with reusable examples that showcase the endless ...

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Overview

Learn to use exciting new development tools and create applications for Windows 8

If you're a beginning developer, there's no better place to get up to speed on the Windows 8 SDK than this Wrox guide. A team of Microsoft experts provides a complete course in Windows 8 programming, helping you take full advantage of the innovative new SDK. Written in an easy-to-read style, this book is packed with reusable examples that showcase the endless possibilities of the Windows SDK and also introduces the new Windows 8 app store.

It explains how to set up the development environment and covers user interface design, using special effects and graphics, working with C# and C++, and much more.

  • Provides a complete introduction to the Windows SDK and Windows 8, starting with setting up the development environment and building your first application
  • Covers user interface design, touch- and event-driven design elements, leveraging windows-based services, and offline application development with HTML 5
  • Explores creating C# applications for the Windows 8 system, XNA 4 and Silverlight 5 considerations, and the role of C++
  • Shows how to debug, certify and deploy your applications
  • Introduces the new Windows 8 app store and offers advice on marketing your apps

Beginning Windows 8 Application Development is perfect for anyone who's ready to get started developing apps for the exciting new Windows 8 OS.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118012680
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 1,402,389
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

István Novák is a Microsoft MVP and Regional Director who is an associate of SoftwArt Ltd., a Hungarian IT services company.

György Balássy is a Microsoft MVP, Regional Director, and ASPInsider who is a founding member of the local MSDN Competence Center.

Zoltán Arvai is a Microsoft MVP who is a front-end architect and a user experience designer of NextGenSolutions Ltd.

Dávid Fülöp is a professional developer and software development trainer contracted by multiple companies and universities.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION xix

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS 8 APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER 1: A BRIEF HISTORY OF WINDOWS APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT 3

CHAPTER 2: USING WINDOWS 8 25

CHAPTER 3: WINDOWS 8 ARCHITECTURE FROM A DEVELOPER’S POINT OF VIEW 61

CHAPTER 4: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT 89

PART II: CREATING WINDOWS 8 APPLICATIONS

CHAPTER 5: PRINCIPLES OF MODERN WINDOWS APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT 121

CHAPTER 6: CREATING WINDOWS 8 STYLE APPLICATIONS WITH HTML5, CSS, AND JAVASCRIPT 165

CHAPTER 7: USING XAML TO CREATE WINDOWS 8 STYLE USER INTERFACES 231

CHAPTER 8: WORKING WITH XAML CONTROLS 271

CHAPTER 9: BUILDING WINDOWS 8 STYLE APPLICATIONS 313

CHAPTER 10: CREATING MULTI-PAGE APPLICATIONS 357

CHAPTER 11: BUILDING CONNECTED APPLICATIONS 391

CHAPTER 12: LEVERAGING TABLET FEATURES 431

PART III: ADVANCING TO PROFESSIONAL WINDOWS 8 DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER 13: CREATING WINDOWS 8 STYLE APPLICATIONS WITH C++ 465

CHAPTER 14: ADVANCED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS 493

CHAPTER 15: TESTING AND DEBUGGING WINDOWS 8 APPLICATIONS 525

CHAPTER 16: INTRODUCING THE WINDOWS STORE 541

PART IV: APPENDICES

APPENDIX A: ANSWERS TO EXERCISES 559

APPENDIX B: USEFUL LINKS 573

INDEX 577

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    Unreadable example code

    The content seems ok but the sample code formatting is unreadable on the simple touch. Coding examples look like some image format that is impossible to read and does not respond to text zoom controls. Ill be looking for a refund. Might be ok on tablets.

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