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Computer Science | Building Windows 8.1 Apps from the Ground Up

Building Windows 8.1 Apps from the Ground Up

Garofalo, Emanuele, Liccardi, Antonio, Aponte, Michele

2013, XI, 388 p. 396 illus.

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    • Provides a results-focused quick-start framework for readers wanting to build apps immediately and not follow a tutorial learning curve.
    • Walks readers through every step of the development process from sketching out their initial ideas through to deployment of their finished software.
    • Gives readers a working framework that touches upon all the key areas of Windows 8 (touch, tiles, cloud, location and accessibility) that they can use as a foundation for their own work.
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.

Content Level » Popular/general

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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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