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

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4. Windows 8 Applications

Windows 8 applications share common traits that make them ideal software for the variety of devices that Windows 8 runs on. They are fast and fluid and adapt easily to different display resolutions and modes. They respond to multiple forms of input and complex touch manipulations, and they provide a consistent user experience with a standard place for application-wide commands and guidelines for context menus.

In the last chapter, you learned about XAML, the unique declarative language that provides the capability to separate design from development and provides a powerful, extensible UI. In this chapter, you learn how to apply the combination of XAML and code to address the various traits that are unique to Windows ...

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