Getting Started With Windows 8 Apps: A Guide to the Windows Runtime

August 21, 2012|
Getting Started With Windows 8 Apps: A Guide to the Windows Runtime by Ben Dewey
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Get a head start on building 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
Ben Dewey is employed at Tallan as a Senior Software Developer where he consults on many projects around New York City, focusing on Architecture, Silverlight, ASP.NET and jQuery. He also works to develop Server Oriented Applications using WCF. Ben strives to create SOLID applications of the highest craftsmanship while paying special at...
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Title:Getting Started With Windows 8 Apps: A Guide to the Windows RuntimeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:110 pages, 9.19 X 7 X 0.23 inShipping dimensions:110 pages, 9.19 X 7 X 0.23 inPublished:August 21, 2012Publisher:O'Reilly MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1449320554

ISBN - 13:9781449320553

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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