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Getting Started with Windows 8 Apps: A Guide to the Windows Runtimeby Ben Dewey
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Get a head start on building apps for Windows 8. With a series of examples, this hands-on guide takes you through the process of creating complete touch-enabled apps that respond to native sensors. Through the course of the book, youll learn how to work with the Windows Runtime application model while building a Bing Image Search app.
If youre an experienced .NET developer who wants to get up to speed with Windows 8, this book provides the expertise and C# code samples you need.
Get a head start on creating "Metro"-style apps for the approaching release of Windows 8. If youre new to .NET programming, this introductory guide will quickly get you up to speed on the tools you need to build user interfaces with Microsofts new design language, code-named Metro. Learn how to use WinRT and the preview version of the upcoming Visual Studio release, and get tips and tricks for having your app published in the Windows Store.
About the Author
Ben Dewey is employed at Tallan as a Senior Software Developer where he consults on many projects around New York City, focusing on Architecture, Silverlight, ASP.NET and jQuery. He also works to develop Server Oriented Applications using WCF. Ben strives to create SOLID applications of the highest craftsmanship while paying special attention to clean User Experiences (UX).
Ben is currently a committer on the Apache Stonehenge project, and is actively involved in numerous community events, from speaking at local user groups and helping to organize the ALT.NET Meetup in NYC.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Windows 8: A Quick TourChapter 2: Getting StartedChapter 3: Application ArchitectureChapter 4: Interacting with the Operating SystemChapter 5: Windows Store
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