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Friday, 7 March 2014

Apress 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 JavaScript, Visual Basic, C++, and, the topic of this book, C#. Windows 8 builds on the 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