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Windows 8 Application Development with HTML5 For Dummies

Windows 8 Application Development with HTML5 For Dummies

Bill Sempf

ISBN: 978-1-118-23995-7

Nov 2012

384 pages

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The fast and easy guide for creating Windows 8 apps using popular technologies!

This book offers a primer for building HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript applications for Windows 8. It includes an up-to-date guide for dusting off an aging HTML skill set and adapting to the Windows 8 apps and provides a reference for Windows and .NET programmers not familiar with HTML5. The overall design principles of MetroUI (the new design paradigm for Windows) are discussed.

The book also addresses visual design with HTML and CSS, which are the visual design languages to bring MetroUI applications to the screen. Finally, there is a section on using JavaScript for inter- and intra-functional components.

  • Contains the design principles for MetroUI, the new design paradigm for Windows
  • The author is an enterprise architect, seasoned programmer and web developer who specializes in implementing Microsoft solutions at his client sites
  • Shows how to develop HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript applications for Windows 8

This is the ideal resource for current Microsoft developers who need a primer or refresher for developing in HTML and JavaScript for Windows.

Introduction 1

Part I: Discovering Windows 8 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Windows 8 9

Chapter 2: Embracing Windows 8 Style 25

Chapter 3: Getting a Grip on Windows 8 Development 49

Chapter 4: Setting Up a Windows 8 App 63

Part II: Working with the Externals 81

Chapter 5: Using Everyday Controls 83

Chapter 6: Laying Out the App 111

Chapter 7: Presenting Data 137

Chapter 8: Building Tiles and Using Notifications 159

Part III: Digging into the Internals 187

Chapter 9: Programming to Contract 189

Chapter 10: Talking to the Internet 209

Chapter 11: Managing the Process Lifecycle 227

Chapter 12: Keeping Local Storage 243

Part IV: Getting Ready to Publish 261

Chapter 13: Integrating with Hardware 263

Chapter 14: Preparing for the Store 279

Chapter 15: Going to the Cloud 299

Chapter 16: Making Money with Your App 311

Part V: The Part of Tens 327

Chapter 17: Ten App Ideas 329

Chapter 18: Ten Places to Find Samples and Info 335

Index 341

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