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Windows 8.1 Apps with Xaml and C# Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours (Sams Teach Yourself)by Adam Nathan
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Learn how to build great Windows Store apps! Figures and code appear as they do in Visual Studio.
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Windows 8.1 Apps with XAML and C# in 24 Hours will help you build compelling apps for Windows 8.1 devices of all kinds. Using this book’s straightforward approach, you’ll learn to design and build apps, create flexible user interfaces, handle inputs, integrate controls, and more. Step by step, you’ll discover how to leverage XAML’s visual richness and the immense power of Windows 8.1. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through today’s most common XAML and C# development tasks.
Quizzes at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
Notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.
Learn how to…
A definitive guide to beginning Windows 8.1 app development, Windows 8.1 Apps with XAML and C#, Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours, is a hands-on tutorial for learning to develop apps for Windows 8.1. This book doesn't limit the discussions to what the SDK makes easy, but includes what it takes to build the kind of apps you want to build, with the latest consumer operating system from Microsoft. Learn to develop these apps with XAML and C#, the most popular types of apps for developers to build. You will soon be able to create apps that you can sell in the Windows Store, with this book!
About the Author
Adam Nathan is a principal software architect for Microsoft and a best-selling technical author. He introduced XAML to countless developers through his books on a variety of Microsoft technologies. Currently a part of the Windows division, Adam has previously worked on Visual Studio and the Common Language Runtime. He was the founding developer and architect of Popfly, Microsoft’s first Silverlight-based product, named by PCWorld as one of its year’s most innovative products. He is also the founder of PINVOKE.NET, the online resource for .NET developers who need to access Win32. His apps have been featured on Lifehacker, Gizmodo, ZDNet, ParentMap, and other enthusiast sites.
Adam’s books are considered required reading by many inside Microsoft and throughout the industry. Adam is the author of Windows 8.1 Apps with XAML and C# Unleashed (Sams, 2013), 101 Windows Phone 7 Apps (Sams, 2011), Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed (Sams, 2008), WPF Unleashed (Sams, 2006), WPF 4 Unleashed (Sams, 2010), WPF 4.5 Unleashed (Sams, 2013), and .NET and COM: The Complete Interoperability Guide (Sams, 2002); a coauthor of ASP.NET: Tips, Tutorials, and Code (Sams, 2001); and a contributor to books including .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 2 (Addison-Wesley, 2005) and Windows Developer Power Tools (O’Reilly, 2006). You can find Adam online at www.adamnathan.net, or @adamnathan on Twitter.
Table of Contents
Part I Getting Started
1 Anatomy of a Windows Store App
2 Understanding XAML
Part II Building an App
3 Sizing, Positioning, and Transforming Elements
5 Handling Input: Touch, Mouse, Pen, and Keyboard
6 App Lifecycle
7 Threading, Windows, and Pages
Part III Understanding Controls
8 Content Controls
9 Items Controls
12 Audio and Video
13 Other Controls
Part IV Leveraging the Richness of XAML
14 Vector Graphics
16 Styles, Templates, and Visual States
17 Data Binding
Part V Exploiting Windows 8.1
18 Working with Data
19 Supporting Charms
20 Leveraging Contracts
21 Reading from Sensors
22 Controlling Devices
23 Live Tiles, Notifications, and the Lock Screen
24 Earning Money
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