Pro Windows 8.1 Development with XAML and C#

Pro Windows 8.1 Development with XAML and C#

by Jesse Liberty, Jon Galloway, Philip Japikse
     
 

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Windows 8.1 apps are revolutionizing development on the Windows platform. Fast, fluid, tactile and chrome-free, they provide a brand-new look and feel for Windows users.

These apps rely on Microsoft's Windows 8 modern UI to provide their rich and engaging user experiences for both desktop and tablet users. The new UI in turn relies upon the Windows Runtime

Overview

Windows 8.1 apps are revolutionizing development on the Windows platform. Fast, fluid, tactile and chrome-free, they provide a brand-new look and feel for Windows users.

These apps rely on Microsoft's Windows 8 modern UI to provide their rich and engaging user experiences for both desktop and tablet users. The new UI in turn relies upon the Windows Runtime (WinRT) to give its apps unparalleled flexibility and power.

Understanding this stack of new technologies and how they tie in to the proven C# language and the XAML standard is the subject of this book. Experienced writers Jesse Liberty, Phil Japikse, and Jon Galloway explain how you can get the most from Windows 8.1 by focusing on the features that you need for your project and bringing your existing C# coding knowledge to bear.

They begin with a nuts-and-bolts examination of how the technologies fit together and show you everything you need to get up and running with the new platform. Once you have a good understanding on the basics, you progress to more advanced topics steadily increasing your understanding as a whole. This holistic knowledge is essential to truly master Windows 8.1 development.

Each topic is covered clearly and concisely and is packed with the details you need to code effectively. The most important features are given a no-nonsense, in-depth treatment and chapters contain examples that demonstrate both the power and the subtlety of Windows 8.1.

What you’ll learn

  • What Metro and WinRT are capable of and why they are special
  • Ways to use advanced features to create immersive and engaging Windows 8.1 applications
  • How to create applications that work seamlessly on tablets and desktops
  • How to prepare and deploy your Windows 8.1 applications

Who this book is for

This book is suitable for anyone wanting to get to grips with Windows 8.1 development using the cross-platform standards of XAML and C#.

Table of Contents

1 Getting Started

2 Building Your First Windows 8 App

3 Themes, Panels, and Controls

4 Binding

5 Views

6 Local Data

7 Remote Data and Services

8 Search and Share Contracts

9 Notifications

10 Application Life Cycle

11 Making Money

12 Publishing Your App

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430240471
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
05/28/2014
Edition description:
2014
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jesse Liberty is a Master Consultant for Falafel Software, a
Microsoft MVP, a Telerik MVP, an author, and he creates courses for
Pluralsight. Liberty hosts the popular Yet Another Podcast and his blog is considered required reading. He was a Senior Evangelist for Microsoft, a XAML Evangelist for Telerik, a Distinguished Software Engineer at AT&T; Software Architect for PBS and Vice President of Information Technology at Citibank. Jesse can be followed on twitter at @JesseLiberty

Philip Japikse is an international speaker, Microsoft MVP,
ASPInsider, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community. Phil has been working with .Net since the first betas, developing software for over 30 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since
2005. He serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (www.hallwayconversations.com), founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile,
and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. Phil is a frequent speaker all over the world, from User Groups and Meet ups to large scale professional conferences. You can follow Phil on twitter via www.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog at www.skimedic.com/blog.

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