Designing for Windows 8 is a fast-paced, 150-page primer on the key design concepts you need to create successful Windows 8 apps. This book will help you design a user interface that is both delightful and effective, feels right to your users, and encapsulates a great Windows 8 experience.
Microsoft’s XAML markup language makes it easy to build multilayered applications with reusable components. Pro XAML with C# shows you how to design and build an enterprise application with a single business layer, data access layer, and a shared XAML core, and how to access it from any of Microsoft’s XAML-based UIs, whether WPF, WinRT or Windows Phone, or any combination of the three.
Visual Studio is one of the most sophisticated integrated development environments in the world today. With hundreds of features and several different editions available, it can be hard to learn your way around, and hard to know whether you're using it to its full potential. Visual Studio Condensed gives you a quick and systematic guide to the features that matter most for your productivity, tagged clearly by edition and user level.
Windows 8 XAML Primer is a fast-paced 100 page introduction for Windows 8 developers who want to get their XAML skills into shape ready for Windows 8 development. If you're a C# developer this book offers you practical, hands-on training of Windows 8 XAML development from the first page!
From setting up a development environment to publishing your application in the store, Windows Phone 8 Recipes has you covered. The recipe format helps you quickly turn your idea into a working app, while a range of external services help you extend its functionality with exciting features like cloud integration, Windows Live services and chat.