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Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Apply your existing skills with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript—and start building your own Windows 8 apps now. As a member of the Windows Ecosystem team, the author has trained hundreds of Microsoft engineers and has been on the front lines of bringing the first Windows 8 apps to the Windows Store. Through this book, you’ll get a thorough grounding in platform features and considerations, and delve into development essentials. “Quickstart” sections provide ready experience with the tools, API, and core features. And you’ll gain insights and best practices on design, coding, and performance from real-world developers working on real-world apps.

Topics includes:

  • Platform Characteristics
  • App Anatomy and Page Navigation
  • Controls, Control Styling, and Basic Data Binding
  • Collections and Collection Controls
  • Layout
  • Windows 8 Style Commanding UI
  • State, Settings, Files, and Documents
  • Input and Sensors
  • Media
  • Purposeful Animations
  • Contracts
  • Tiles, Notifications, the Lock Screen, and Background Tasks
  • Networking
  • Devices and Printing
  • Extensions
  • Localization, Accessibility, and the Windows Store

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Life Story of a Windows Store App: Platform Characteristics of Windows 8
Chapter 2. Quickstart
Chapter 3. App Anatomy and Page Navigation
Chapter 4. Controls, Control Styling, and Data Binding
Chapter 5. Collections and Collection Controls
Chapter 6. Layout
Chapter 7. Commanding UI
Chapter 8. State, Settings, Files, and Documents
Chapter 9. Input and Sensors
Chapter 10. Media
Chapter 11. Purposeful Animations
Chapter 12. Contracts
Chapter 13. Tiles, Notifications, the Lock Screen, and Background Tasks
Chapter 14. Networking
Chapter 15. Devices and Printing
Chapter 16. WinRT Components: An Introduction
Chapter 17. Apps for Everyone: Accessibility, World-Readiness, and the Windows Store

Book Details

  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press (November 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073567261X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735672611
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