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 ...

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