Beginning Windows 8 Application Development - XAML Edition introduces you to the Windows 8 modern app design paradigm and the new Windows 8 programming model developed around this paradigm. You'll learn to build rich, immersive applications designed to run on the many devices that will be powered by Windows 8.
With the introduction of Windows 8, once again Microsoft has re-envisioned the way that PCs and devices will be used and applications will be built in a world that has become far more connected. The Windows 8 modern UI style is far more than a programming model and Beginning Windows 8 Application Development - XAML Edition takes you beyond the syntax of any development language. We examine the factors such as UX (User Experience), social integration, and maintaining data and settings across multiple devices.
Gives an early start to building next-generation connected applications
Introduces new programming libraries available in Windows 8
Explores Windows 8 app design concepts
What you'll learn
Beginning Windows 8 Application Development - XAML Edition will enable you to:
Apply Windows 8 modern UI style design guidelines to build effective user interfaces
Consume services to bring data into your application
Effectively use application tiles and notifications
Use the cloud to share data and application settings across multiple devices
Integrate with Windows by exposing your application's data to Windows Search and Share menus
Who this book is for
Beginning Windows 8 Application Development - XAML Edition is for the novice programmer with a basic understanding of .NET development who is interested in learning how to build the next generation of applications designed to run on Windows 8. Readers who already have an understanding of C# will get the most out of the book and is also an excellent choice for more experienced developers who are not sure where to start learning about programming for Windows 8.