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Beginning Windows 8 Application Development by David Fulop, György Balássy, Zoltan Arvai, István Novák

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B

Useful Links

So far in this book, you have learned the basics of Windows 8 style application development. The topics treated in this book and the related exercises have provided an overview and a taste of the new style of apps, and you should now understand the essence of creating them. You can find many ways to enhance and improve your knowledge, and this appendix provides useful links to web pages and articles that contain more detail about Windows 8 app development.

Code Samples

The best way to understand Windows Runtime APIs and the fundamental techniques is to take a look at prepared samples. Table B-1 provides links within the MSDN Developer Code Samples Gallery to download sample source code.

Table B-1: Code Samples Links

LinkDescription
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/This is the homepage of the MSDN Developer Code Samples. Here you can browse for samples by platforms, Visual Studio versions, programming language, tags, and other attributes.
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Windows-8-Modern-Style-App-SamplesThis link contains a download for packages of all Windows 8 style app samples. You can download these samples separately for your preferred programming language, or all in one package.
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/XAML-controls-sample-pack-7ae99c95This code sample demonstrates how to use predefined Windows 8 controls. You can download these samples separately for your preferred programming language, or all in one package.

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