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Getting Started with Metro Style Apps


Get a head start on building Metro Style apps for Windows 8. With a series of examples, this hands-on guide takes you through the process of creating complete touch-enabled apps that respond to native sensors. Through the course of the book, you’ll learn how to work with the Windows Runtime application model while building a Bing Image Search app.

If you’re an experienced .NET developer who wants to get up to speed with Windows 8, this book provides the expertise and C# code samples you need.

  • Get a high-level overview of Windows 8 features—from the Start Screen to in-app features such as the Application Bar
  • Begin by building a simple app to retrieve Bing image search results from a web service
  • Learn about the components needed to complete the app, including UI design, the MVVM architectural pattern, and “tombstoning”
  • Take advantage of native OS features such as tiles, file pickers, and sharing requests
  • Examine the steps necessary to publish an app to the Windows Store

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Windows 8: A Quick Tour
Chapter 2. Getting Started
Chapter 3. Application Architecture
Chapter 4. Interacting with the Operating System
Chapter 5. Windows Store

Book Details

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449320554
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449320553
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