Book: Windows 8 Apps Revealed Using XAML and C#
Windows Store apps are an important addition to Microsoft Windows 8, providing the
cornerstone for a single, consistent programming and interaction model across desktops,
tablets, and smartphones. The app user experience is very different from previous
generations of Windows applications: Windows Store apps are full-screen and favor a
style that is simple, direct, and free from distractions.
Windows Store apps represent a complete departure from previous versions of
Windows. There are entirely new APIs, new interaction controls, and a very different
approach to managing the life cycle of applications.
Windows Store apps can be developed using a range of languages, including
familiar to let developers use their existing C# and XAML experience to build rich apps
and integrate into the wider Windows platform. This book gives you an essential jump
start into the world of Windows Store apps; by the end, you will understand how to use
the controls and features that define the core Windows Store app experience.
This 88-page primer unveils the key features of Microsoft's eagerly anticipated Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 contains Microsoft's revolutionary new application framework for building dynamic and responsive touch-enabled applications that target both desktops and mobile devices.
Experienced author Adam Freeman invites you to take a crash course in Windows 8 development. Using the open standards of XAML and C# he ensures you understand the changes that are being made to Windows development practices and puts you on the right course to creating innovative and elegant applications for this latest evolution of the world’s most successful operating system.
What you’ll learn
Create and configure Windows 8 applications
Implement a touch-enabled user interface
Store data and application state using the new persistence model
Access remote data using Windows 8 networking
Package and deploy your application to the Windows store
Who this book is for
This book is for experienced developers who want to stay ahead of the curve and understand the new ways of working that the new operating system introduces.
Table of Contents
Creating the UI
Responding to the User
Storage and Persistence
Packaging and Deployment
These chapters are supported by a substantial stand-alone code sample.