Chapter 1. Introduction to Windows Store apps

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand the main features of a Windows Store app.

  • Evaluate the key benefits of creating an app for Microsoft Windows 8.

  • Recognize the main capabilities and features of the new Windows 8 operating system.

This chapter provides an overall introduction to Windows 8 and the new world of the Windows Store apps from a developer perspective. In this chapter you will learn the basics of the Windows 8 user interface (UI), as well as gain an overview of the new features and capabilities that this new platform provides. The chapter targets any developer—even those who have not yet seen Windows 8. You will also learn how to set up a development environment for ...

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