Building Windows 8.1 Apps from the Ground Up

By Emanuele Garofalo , Antonio Liccardi , Michele Aponte

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Building Windows 8.1 Apps from the Ground Up walks you through the process of creating Windows 8.1 apps from the beginning, teaching you what you need to know in order to design and build a Windows 8.1 app of your own.

Full Description

  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4701-2
  • 388 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner
  • Publication Date: December 29, 2013
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
  • eBook Price: $27.99
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This book is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to create sophisticated Windows 8 apps for the first time.

Assuming only a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS we'll walk you through the development process using C# and VB. The book will familiarize you with the tools you'll need to use in order to make the most of Windows' stunning new features. You'll discover how to take advantage of the built-in functionality to create high quality user experiences.

What you’ll learn

  • How to plan out your app and its user-experience
  • The pros and cons of the different development languages available to you
  • To build well-structured apps that can be easily customized and reused
  • Manage data stores and cloud storage
  • Why accessibility and globalization matter, even to the smallest of apps
  • Use Windows 8's features to interact with the world around you

Who this book is for

This book is ideal for anyone with a little programming knowledge (basic HTML and CSS is all you'll need) who want to start creating Windows 8 apps. This book will walk you through everything you need to know in a results-oriented way and ensure your first Windows 8 apps built on firm foundations that you can be proud of.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Windows 8.1

2. Windows Runtime Environment

3. Designing the User Experience

4. Choose Your Way

5. Managing the Application Life Cycle

6. Start Up Your App

7. Take Advantage of the Environment

8. Data Management

9. Listening to the World

10. Accessibility and Globalization

11. Sell Your App

12. Live Tile and Toast Templates

13. Windows Store Developer Account

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