Pro Windows 8.1 Development with XAML and C#

By Jesse Liberty , Jon Galloway , Philip Japikse

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Learn to develop feature-rich Windows 8.1 apps using the proven C# language.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4047-1
  • 325 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publishing May 27, 2014, but available now as part of the Alpha Program
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $49.99
  • eBook Price: $34.99

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Windows 8.1 Apps are revolutionizing development on the Windows platform. Fast, fluid, tactile and chrome-free they provide a brand-new look and feel for Windows users. 

These Apps rely on Microsoft's Windows Store UI (formerly called Metro) to provide their rich and engaging user experiences for both desktop and tablet users. The new UI in turn relies upon the Windows Runtime (WinRT) to give its apps unparalleled flexibility and power.

Understanding this stack of new technologies and how they tie in to the proven C# language and the XAML standard is the subject of this book. Experienced writers Jesse Liberty, Jon Galloway and Phil Japikse explain how you can get the most from Windows 8.1 by focusing on the features that you need for your project and bringing your existing C# coding knowledge to bear.

We begin with a nuts-and-bolts examination of how the technologies fit together and show you everything you need to get up and running with the new platform. Once you have a good understanding on the basics, we'll progress to more advanced topics steadily increasing your Metro as a whole. This holistic knowledge is essential to truly master Windows 8.1 development.

Each topic is covered clearly, concisely, and is packed with the details you need to code effectively. The most important features are given a no-nonsense in-depth treatment and chapters contain examples that demonstrate both the power and the subtlety of Windows 8.1.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand what Metro and WinRT are capable of and why they are special
  • Use advanced Metro features to create immersive and engaging Windows 8.1 applications
  • Create applications that work seamlessly on tablets and desktops
  • Prepare and deploy your Metro applications

Who this book is for

This book is suitable for anyone wanting to get to grips with Windows 8.1 development using the cross-platform standards of XAML and C#. Basic coding knowledge is assumed but no Microsoft-specific assumptions are made.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 Design guidelines and tooling
2  Your first app
3  Controls
4  Binding
6 Local Data
7 Remote Data
8 Charms
9 Notifications
10 App Life Cycle
11 Deployment and the Windows Store

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