Synopses & Reviews
If youre a .NET developer looking to build tablet apps, this practical book takes you step-by-step through the process of developing apps for the Windows Store. Youll learn how to use Microsofts Modern UI design language with Windows 8.1 and WinRT 8.1.1 by building a line-of-business mobile app with C# through the course of the book.
To develop the app, youll work with the same system details and design specs that apply to retail apps, such as persistence, backend service, and Windows 8 features for sharing and search. Youll learn how to develop the code, incorporate third-party open source products, and package your app for the Windows Store.
- Build a UI with XAML and the Model/View/View-Model pattern
- Understand asynchrony—and rediscover threads and parallelism
- Store data and system settings locally with SQLite
- Use app bars for commands and the settings charm for Help options
- Present notifications as tile updates, badges, or toast popups
- Help users visualize locations and tag activities to a map
- Enable apps to share data and run side-by-side in the UI
- Implement functionality for running tasks in the background
If you want to build Windows 8 applications for desktops and the forthcoming Microsoft Surface tablet PC, this book will show you how to work with the Metro design language and the Windows RT operating system. Youll learn this new landscape step-by-step, including the minute system details and design specifications necessary to innovate and build a variety of Windows 8 apps. Its ideal for .NET developers who use C#.
Throughout the book, youll follow one app from idea to the Windows Store to understand whats involved in every step of the process. Youll learn how to create in-app purchases, link with social networks, and incorporate the charm bar, which opens the Windows 8 start screen.
Get a jump on developers looking to cash in on the demand for Windows 8 apps. Order your copy of Programming Windows Store Apps with C# today.
About the Author
Matthew Baxter-Reynolds is an independent software development consultant, trainer and author based in the UK. His favourite way to communicate with like-minded technical people is Twitter: @mbrit
Iris Classon (@IrisClasson) is a C# MVP, Pluralsight author, and well-known speaker and blogger. She holds a dozen certificates in .NET development with a specialization in client app development and Windows Phone development.