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Windows Store App Development: C# and XAMLby Pete Brown
Synopses & Reviews
Windows Store App Development introduces C# developers to working with Windows Store apps. It provides full coverage of XAML, and addresses both app design and development. Following numerous carefully crafted examples, you'll learn about new Windows 8 features, the WinRT API, and .NET 4.5. Along the way, you'll pick up tips for deploying apps, including sale through the Windows Store. And, of course, you'll find the same deep and unique insights Pete provides in his Silverlight books.
About the Technology
The Windows Store provides an amazing array of productivity tools, games, and other apps directly to the millions of customers already using Windows 8.x or Surface. Windows Store apps boast new features like touch and pen input, standardized app-to-app communication, and tight integration with the web. And, you can build Windows Store apps using the tools you already know: C# and XAML.
About this Book
Windows Store App Development introduces the Windows 8.x app model to readers familiar with traditional desktop development. You'll explore dozens of carefully crafted examples as you master Windows features, the Windows Runtime, and the best practices of app design. Along the way, you'll pick up tips for deploying apps, including selling through the Windows Store.
This book requires some knowledge of C#. No experience with Windows 8 is needed.
About the Author
Pete Brown is a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft and author of Silverlight 4 in Action and Silverlight 5 in Action.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
Table of Contents
The Windows 8 App Store and Metro usher in an exciting new era of opportunity for Windows developers. The Windows 8 Metro interface transforms the PC into a visually-striking container for apps of all types.
Windows Store App Development introduces C# developers to Metro style app development. It provides full coverage of XAML, and addresses both the design and development of Metro style apps. Following numerous carefully-crafted examples, readers will learn about new Windows 8 features, the WinRT API, and .NET 4.5. They will also pick up tips for deploying Metro style apps, including sale through the Windows Store. And, of course, they will find the same deep, unique insights Pete provides in his Silverlight books.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
About the Author
Pete Brown is the Windows 8 XAML Platform evangelist at Microsoft. Before joining Microsoft, Pete was a WPF MVP, a Silverlight MVP, and wrote real production code for a living. He's the author of Silverlight 4 in Action and Silverlight 5 in Action, and blogs at http://10rem.net.
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