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Professional Windows 8 Programming: Application Development with C# and XAML

ISBN: 978-1-118-20570-9
504 pages
December 2012
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It is an exciting time to be a Windows developer.  The arrival of Windows 8 is a complete game changer.  The operating system and its development platform offer you an entirely new way to create rich, full-featured Windows-based applications.  This team of authors takes you on a journey through all of the new development features of the Windows 8 platform specifically how to utilize Visual Studio 2012 and the XAML/C# languages to produce robust apps that are ready for deployment in the new Windows Store.

Professional Windows 8 Programming:

  • Learn how to utilize XAML to create rich content driven user interfaces
  • Make use of the new AppBar to create a chrome-less menu system
  • See how to support Sensors and Geo-location on Windows 8 devices
  • Integrate your app into the Windows 8 ecosystem with Contracts and Extensions
  • Walks you through the new Windows 8 navigation system for multi-page apps
  • Minimize code with Data Binding and MVVM design patterns
  • Features tips on getting your app ready for the Windows store
  • Maximize revenue for your app by learning about available monetization strategies
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Introduction xxv

Chapter 1: A Glimpse into the Future 1

Chapter 2: What Is XAML? 49

Chapter 3: Enhancing Your Apps with Control Styles, Data Binding, and Semantic Zoom 79

Chapter 4: Windows 8 User Interface Final Touches 121

Chapter 5: Application Life Cycle 151

Chapter 6: Handling Data, Files, and Networking 181

Chapter 7: Sensors 229

Chapter 8: Geolocation 249

Chapter 9: Application Contracts and Ex tensions 269

Chapter 10: Windows Store Application Architecture 303

Chapter 11: Windows Store and Monetization 339

Chapter 12: Putting It All Together: Building

Summary 447

Index 449

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Nick Lecrenski is the founder/lead developer of MyFitnessJournal.com, a fitness tracking website that utilizes JQuery, HTML 5, and CSS.

Doug Holland is an architect with Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism team and works with Microsoft's strategic ISV partners to help bring new and exciting experiences to consumers on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

Allen Sanders is an architect at Teksouth Corporation and co-owner of LiquidKey, LLC. He provides expertise from the user experience to the database for line of business, Windows 8, and Windows Phone solutions.

Kevin Ashley is an architect at Microsoft and the author of top apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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