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

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Part II

Creating Windows 8 Applications

  • Chapter 5: Principles of Modern Windows Application Development
  • Chapter 6: Creating Windows 8 Style Applications with HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Chapter 7: Using XAML to Create Windows 8 Style User Interfaces
  • Chapter 8: Working with XAML Controls
  • Chapter 9: Building Windows 8 Style Applications
  • Chapter 10: Creating Multi-Page Applications
  • Chapter 11: Building Connected Applications
  • Chapter 12: Leveraging Tablet Features

Chapter 5

Principles of Modern Windows Application Development

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Grasping the concepts of the Windows 8 design language
  • Understanding the difference between synchronous and asynchronous programming
  • Using the new asynchronous patterns in C# 5.0
  • Creating asynchronous logic in JavaScript

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In this part of the book, you learn about creating Windows 8 applications. Windows 8 supports numerous programming languages, including JavaScript, C#, and C++, and you will see all of them in the following chapters.

Before you start to program, however, you first must understand the basic principles of modern Windows application development. In this chapter, you learn about the key concepts of the Windows 8 design language, and then ...

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