Beginning Windows 8 Application Development

Beginning Windows 8 Application Development
  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (October 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118012682
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118012680
eBook Description:

Learn to use exciting new development tools and create applications for Windows 8

If you’re a beginning developer, there’s no better place to get up to speed on the Windows 8 SDK than this WOW! eBook guide. A team of Microsoft experts provides a complete course in Windows 8 programming, helping you take full advantage of the innovative new SDK. Written in an easy-to-read style, this book is packed with reusable examples that showcase the endless possibilities of the Windows SDK and also introduces the new Windows 8 app store.

  • Provides a complete introduction to the Windows SDK and Windows 8, starting with setting up the development environment and building your first application
  • Covers user interface design, touch- and event-driven design elements, leveraging windows-based services, and offline application development with HTML 5
  • Explores creating C# applications for the Windows 8 system, XNA 4 and Silverlight 5 considerations, and the role of C++
  • Shows how to debug, certify and deploy your applications
  • Introduces the new Windows 8 app store and offers advice on marketing your apps

Beginning Windows 8 Application Development is perfect for anyone who’s ready to get started developing apps for the exciting new Windows 8 OS. It explains how to set up the development environment and covers user interface design, using special effects and graphics, working with C# and C++, and much more.

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Start developing and selling the coolest apps using the latest Windows SDK

If you’re a beginning developer, there’s no better place to get up to speed on the Windows 8 SDK than this guide. A team of Microsoft experts walks you through the new, easy-to-understand, and inexpensive process for creating, deploying, marketing, and selling your own applications. They detail the ways in which the new Microsoft operating system now caters to Windows 8 style applications, and they highlight the exciting possibilities that Windows 8 style apps provide for traditional PCs, as well as a variety of newer devices. You’ll quickly discover how to build your app from start to finish with the help of comprehensive samples and expert tips so that, in no time, you’ll be taking full advantage of the SDK.

Beginning Windows 8 Application Development:

  • Introduces you to the tools required to develop Windows 8 style applications
  • Familiarizes you with standards, templates, and developer tools
  • Discusses how HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript® can be used to develop desktop applications with Windows Runtime
  • Explains how to leverage the tablet form factor and build location-aware apps
  • Explores deploying applications to the Windows Store, while providing an overview of the app certification and publishing processs

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Learn to use exciting new development tools and create applications for Windows 8

If you’re a beginning developer, there’s no better place to get up to speed on the Windows 8 SDK than this WOW! eBook guide. A team of Microsoft experts provides a complete course in Windows 8 programming, helping you take full advantage of the innovative new SDK. Written in an easy-to-read style, this book is packed with reusable examples that showcase the endless possibilities of the Windows SDK and also introduces the new Windows 8 app store.

Beginning Windows 8 Application Development is perfect for anyone who’s ready to get started developing apps for the exciting new Windows 8 OS.

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