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

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

Nick Lecrenski, Doug Holland, Allen Sanders, Kevin Ashley

ISBN: 978-1-118-20570-9

Dec 2012

504 pages

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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

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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