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Beginning Windows 8 Application Development

Beginning Windows 8 Application Development

István Novák, Zoltan Arvai, György Balássy, David Fulop

ISBN: 978-1-118-23562-1

Sep 2012

624 pages

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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 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.

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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