Chapter 3. My first Windows 8 app

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Install and use the Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 tools to develop a Windows 8 app.

  • Understand and use the Project template.

  • Create a simple application using C# and Visual Basic (VB).

  • Test the application.

  • Use the Windows 8 Runtime (WinRT) APIs from a Windows 8 application.

The preceding chapters showed you how Microsoft Windows 8 provides a new user interface, a completely new user experience, and exposes a new set of application programming interfaces (APIs) called Windows Runtime APIs (WinRT). The new user interface and experience is based around the Windows 8 UI style you just learned about in Chapter 2.

This chapter translates what you saw into practice. You will ...

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