Chapter 3. My first Windows 8 app
After completing this chapter, you will be able to
Install and use the tools to develop a Windows 8 app using Visual Studio 2012.
Understand and use the project templates.
Create a simple application using C++.
Test the application.
Use the WinRT APIs from a Windows 8 application.
The preceding chapters showed how Microsoft Windows 8 provides a new user interface and a completely new user experience, and exposes a new set of APIs called Windows Runtime (WinRT) APIs. The new user interface and experience is based around the Windows 8 UI style you learned about in Chapter 2.
This chapter translates what you just learned into practice. You will start by creating a simple Windows 8 app from scratch using one of the templates ...