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Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step

Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building Windows 8 apps with .NET

Teach yourself how to build Windows 8 applications using Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5 with Microsoft Visual C# 2012 or Visual Basic 2012—one step at a time. Ideal for those with intermediate to advanced .NET development skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for creating apps that easily adapt to different screen sizes—including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and slates. C# examples are presented in the text; Visual Basic code examples are available online only.

Discover how to:

  • Build apps using Windows 8 design guidelines
  • Explore the Windows 8 application architecture
  • Apply tools and libraries from Visual Studio and the Windows 8 SDK
  • Use XAML to create touch-optimized user interfaces
  • Create apps that make use of device sensors
  • Manage the Windows 8 application lifecycle
  • Prepare your app for the Windows Store

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Windows Store apps
Chapter 2. Windows 8 UI style
Chapter 3. My first Windows 8 app
Chapter 4. Application lifecycle management
Chapter 5. Introduction to the Windows Runtime
Chapter 6. Windows Runtime APIs
Chapter 7. Enhance the user experience
Chapter 8. Asynchronous patterns
Chapter 9. Rethinking the UI for Windows 8 apps
Chapter 10. Architecting a Windows 8 app

Book Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press (February 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735666954
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735666955
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7 Responses

  1. madcracker says:


  2. Wow! says:

    I know you are the one of fans, who usually visit Wow! eBook and report dead links.
    Thank you too 🙂

  3. madcracker says:

    I’m surely a fan of your (hard) work…it helps alot of people, including me. Thank you. If you can grab this one, please:

    JavaScript Step by Step, 3rd Edition (June 2013)

  4. Wow! says:

    This book will never published eBook version.
    Why you can read many books?

  5. madcracker says:

    Wow, that’s right. I saw on the site and they only mention Print version, which is strange. Maybe they will publish it later in ebook format.
    I don’t read all ebooks from here, just some. Others i just read some chapters. I also get them for friends and collection purpose (you never known when you will need them). But i should confess i’m a bit workaholic…

  6. madcracker says:

    It seams the book was now published in ebook format. From the above link:
    Ebook: September 2013
    Ebook ISBN:978-0-7356-6591-0| ISBN 10:0-7356-6591-5

  7. Wow! says:

    I will upload it soon.
    Thank you for comment 🙂

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