Professional Windows 8 Programming: Application Development with C# and XAML by Nick LecrenskiProfessional Windows 8 Programming: Application Development with C# and XAML by Nick Lecrenski

Professional Windows 8 Programming: Application Development with C# and XAML

byNick Lecrenski, Doug Holland, Allen Sanders

Paperback | December 17, 2012

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It is an exciting time to be a Windows developer.  The arrival of Windows 8 is a complete game changer.  The operating system and its development platform offer you an entirely new way to create rich, full-featured Windows-based applications.  This team of authors takes you on a journey through all of the new development features of the Windows 8 platform specifically how to utilize Visual Studio 2012 and the XAML/C# languages to produce robust apps that are ready for deployment in the new Windows Store.

Professional Windows 8 Programming:

  • Learn how to utilize XAML to create rich content driven user interfaces
  • Make use of the new AppBar to create a chrome-less menu system
  • See how to support Sensors and Geo-location on Windows 8 devices
  • Integrate your app into the Windows 8 ecosystem with Contracts and Extensions
  • Walks you through the new Windows 8 navigation system for multi-page apps
  • Minimize code with Data Binding and MVVM design patterns
  • Features tips on getting your app ready for the Windows store
  • Maximize revenue for your app by learning about available monetization strategies
Nick Lecrenski is the founder/lead developer of, a fitness tracking website that utilizes JQuery, HTML 5, and CSS.Doug Holland is an architect with Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism team and works with Microsoft's strategic ISV partners to help bring new and exciting experiences to consumers on Windows ...
Title:Professional Windows 8 Programming: Application Development with C# and XAMLFormat:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 9.3 × 7.4 × 0.9 inPublished:December 17, 2012Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1118205707

ISBN - 13:9781118205709


Table of Contents

Introduction xxv

Chapter 1: A Glimpse into the Future 1

Chapter 2: What Is XAML? 49

Chapter 3: Enhancing Your Apps with Control Styles, Data Binding, and Semantic Zoom 79

Chapter 4: Windows 8 User Interface Final Touches 121

Chapter 5: Application Life Cycle 151

Chapter 6: Handling Data, Files, and Networking 181

Chapter 7: Sensors 229

Chapter 8: Geolocation 249

Chapter 9: Application Contracts and Ex tensions 269

Chapter 10: Windows Store Application Architecture 303

Chapter 11: Windows Store and Monetization 339

Chapter 12: Putting It All Together: Building

Summary 447

Index 449