|Windows 8 XAML in Action
MEAP Began: June 2012
Softbound print: May 2013 (est.) | 600 pages
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1. Hello modern Windows - FREE
2. The Modern UI - AVAILABLE
3. The Windows runtime, and .NET - AVAILABLE
4. XAML - AVAILABLE
5. Layout - AVAILABLE
6. Panels - AVAILABLE
7. Brushes, graphics, styles and resources - AVAILABLE
8. Displaying beautiful text - AVAILABLE
9. Controls, binding, and MVVM - AVAILABLE
10. View controls, Semantic Zoom, and navigation - AVAILABLE
11. The app bar - AVAILABLE
12. The splash screen, app tile, and notifications - AVAILABLE
13. View states - AVAILABLE
14. Contracts: Playing nicely with others - AVAILABLE
15. Working with files - AVAILABLE
16. Asynchronous everywhere - AVAILABLE
17. Networking with SOAP and RESTful services - AVAILABLE
18. A chat app using sockets - AVAILABLE
19. A little UI work: user controls and Blend - AVAILABLE
20. Networking player location - AVAILABLE
21. Keyboards, mice, touch, accelerometers, and gamepads - AVAILABLE
22. App settings and suspend/resume - AVAILABLE
23. Deploying and selling your app - AVAILABLE
The Windows Store in Windows 8, ushers in an exciting new era of opportunity for Windows developers. Taking its inspiration from classic way-finding signs and typography, plus the work pioneered with Windows Phone, the bold, new Windows 8 user interface transforms the PC into a visually-striking container for apps of all types. While the Windows Runtime (WinRT), .NET 4.5, and the Windows Store app model are all new, you use C# and XAML to develop Windows Store apps, just as you're already doing in Silverlight and WPF.
Windows 8 XAML in Action introduces C# developers to Windows Store app development. It provides full coverage of XAML, and addresses both the design and development of Windows Store apps. Following numerous carefully-crafted examples, you'll learn about new Windows 8 features, the WinRT API, and .NET 4.5. Along the way, you'll pick up tips for deploying apps, including sale through the Windows Store. And, of course, you'll find the same deep, unique insights Pete provides in his Silverlight books.
- Windows Store apps from the ground up
- Developing touch and sensor-centric apps without neglecting the mouse and keyboard
- Working C# examples from feature level to complete apps
- Connected apps using advanced networking techniques like TCP and UDP sockets
- Learn the "hows"-and also the "whys"
This book requires some knowledge of C#. No experience with XAML, Windows Store Apps, or Windows 8 needed.
About the Author
Pete Brown is the Windows Developer Platform evangelist at Microsoft, focusing on XAML apps. Before joining Microsoft, Pete was a WPF MVP, a Silverlight MVP, and wrote real production code for a living. He's the author of Silverlight 4 in Action and Silverlight 5 in Action, and blogs at http://10rem.net. On Twitter, he is @pete_brown.
About the Early Access Version
This Early Access version of Windows 8 XAML in Action enables you to receive new chapters as they are being written. You can also interact with the authors to ask questions, provide feedback and errata, and help shape the final manuscript on the Author Online
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