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Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML by John Montgomery Jeremy Likness

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2. Getting Started

“Hello, world” is a popular application because it is usually the first program developers write to learn a new language or platform. You learned how to write “Hello, World” using three different approaches in the previous chapter. In this chapter, you learn how to set up your environment to develop Windows 8 applications. There are many options, and it is important to choose the one that makes the most sense for you.

When the environment is set up, I cover the various templates that are provided out of the box in Visual Studio 2012. These templates are designed to help you get up and running with your Windows 8 applications as quickly as possible. They have built-in code and mark-up to handle things like orientation switching ...

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