Beginning Windows Store Application Development – HTML and JavaScript Edition

By Scott Isaacs , Kyle Burns

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Beginning Windows Store Application Development – HTML and JavaScript Edition shows how to build compelling Windows Store Apps using the web development skills you already have.


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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-5779-0
  • 552 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner
  • Publication Date: September 18, 2013
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
  • eBook Price: $27.99
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Beginning Windows Store Application Development – HTML and JavaScript Edition introduces you to the Windows 8 modern app design paradigm and the new Windows 8 programming model developed around this paradigm. You'll learn to build rich, immersive applications designed to run on the many devices powered by Windows 8.

The authors draw on their extensive practical experience to provide not only a comprehensive introduction to the model and its features, but guidance on best practices and a real-world sample application that you develop over the course of the book. Beginning Windows Store Application Development – HTML and JavaScript Edition also emphasizes how devices will be used and applications will be built in a world that has become far more connected. The book takes you beyond the syntax of any development language and examines factors such as application design, user experience, social integration, and maintaining data and settings across multiple devices.

    What you’ll learn

    • Apply Windows 8 modern UI style design guidelines to build effective user interfaces
    • Use the new programming libraries available in Windows 8
    • Effectively use application tiles and notifications
    • Integrate with Windows by exposing your application’s data to Windows Search and Share menus
    • Consume services to bring data into your application
    • Use the cloud to share data and application settings across multiple devices
    • Publish your applications in the Windows Store

    Who this book is for

    Beginning Windows Store Application Development – HTML and JavaScript Edition is for the novice programmer with a basic understanding of web development who is interested in learning how to build the next generation of applications designed to run on Windows 8. Readers who already have an understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript will get the most out of the book. It also is an excellent choice for more experienced developers who want to get started programming for Windows 8.

    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    1. Welcome to a Touch First World
    2. The Microsoft Design Language
    3. Designing Windows Store Applications
    4. Visual Studio 2012 and Windows Store Application Types
    5. HTML Controls
    6. WinJS Controls
    7. WinJS Collection Controls
    8. WinJS Custom Controls
    9. Building the User Interface
    10. Transitions and Animations
    11. Data Binding Concepts
    12. Promises
    13. Web Workers
    14. Data Source Options
    15. Session State and Settings
    16. Files
    17. Handling State Changes
    18. External Libraries
    19. Windows Search and Share
    20. Printing
    21. Notifications and Tiles
    22. Sensors, Devices and Location
    23. Publishing Apps in the Windows Store
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