Start Here! Build Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript

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Ready to learn Windows 8 programming? Start Here!

Learn the fundamentals of Windows 8 programming—and begin creating apps for desktops, laptops, tablets, and other devices. If you have previous experience with HTML5 and JavaScript—simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and getting-started techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and ...

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Overview

Ready to learn Windows 8 programming? Start Here!

Learn the fundamentals of Windows 8 programming—and begin creating apps for desktops, laptops, tablets, and other devices. If you have previous experience with HTML5 and JavaScript—simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and getting-started techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises.

Here’s where you start learning Windows 8 app development

  • Build on your knowledge of HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Create photo and media galleries with built-in HTML widgets
  • Interact with the system through live tiles, contracts, and view state detection
  • Store and access data on the local device and via the Internet
  • Access webcam, GPS, and other sensors embedded in the device
  • Create your first programs and publish them to the Windows Store
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735675940
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 6/7/2013
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 959,249
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dino Esposito is a well-known web development expert. He speaks at industry events, including DevConnections and Microsoft TechEd, contributes to MSDN Magazine and other publications, and has written several popular Microsoft Press books, including Microsoft ASP.NET and AJAX: Architecting Web Applications.

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Table of Contents

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Introduction;
Who should read this book;
Who should not read this book;
Organization of this book;
Conventions and features in this book;
System requirements;
Code samples;
Errata and book support;
We want to hear from you;
Stay in touch;
Acknowledgements;
Chapter 1: Using Visual Studio 2012 Express edition for Windows 8;
1.1 Getting ready for development;
1.2 Summary;
Chapter 2: Making sense of HTML5;
2.1 Elements of a webpage;
2.2 Collecting data;
2.3 Multimedia elements;
2.4 Summary;
Chapter 3: Making sense of CSS;
3.1 Styling a webpage;
3.2 Basic style commands;
3.3 Advanced CSS scenarios;
3.4 Summary;
Chapter 4: Making sense of JavaScript;
4.1 Language basics;
4.2 Organizing your own JavaScript code;
4.3 Summary;
Chapter 5: First steps with Windows 8 development;
5.1 The Windows 8 Runtime (WinRT);
5.2 The Windows Store app user interface;
5.3 Understanding the application’s lifecycle;
5.4 Summary;
Chapter 6: The user interface of Windows Store applications;
6.1 Foundation of Windows Store applications;
6.2 Getting serious with the TodoList application;
6.3 Summary;
Chapter 7: Navigating through multimedia content;
7.1 Foundation of page navigation;
7.2 Building a gallery of pictures;
7.3 Building a video clip gallery;
7.4 Summary;
Chapter 8: States of a Windows 8 application;
8.1 States of a Windows Store application;
8.2 Towards an adaptive layout;
8.3 Summary;
Chapter 9: Integrating with the Windows 8 environment;
9.1 Contracts and common tasks;
9.2 Consuming the File picker contract;
9.3 The Share contract;
9.4 Providing a Settings page;
9.5 Summary;
Chapter 10: Adding persistent data to applications;
10.1 Persisting application objects;
10.2 Using the application’s private storage;
10.3 Summary;
Chapter 11: Working with remote data;
11.1 Working with RSS data;
11.2 Working with JSON data;
11.3 Summary;
Chapter 12: Accessing devices and sensors;
12.1 Working with the webcam;
12.2 Working with the printer;
12.3 Working with the GPS system;
12.4 Summary;
Chapter 13: Adding Live tiles;
13.1 What’s a Live tile anyway?;
13.2 Adding Live tiles to an existing application;
13.3 Summary;
Chapter 14: Publishing an application;
14.1 Getting a developer account;
14.2 Steps required to publish an application;
14.3 Summary;
About the authors;
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