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

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10. Packaging and Deploying

When your application is complete, you must find a way to get it out to your potential customers. There are a number of options to do this, including a technique called side-loading that is explained later in this chapter. Many developers will want to leverage the partnership they can create with Microsoft through the Windows Store. The store is available both through a set of online pages that are created for your application and a local Windows 8 app called “Store” that is pre-installed on the Windows 8 machine.

The concept of an application store has been around for several years and was popularized through various smartphone platforms. The store provides a centralized location for managing, purchasing, downloading, ...

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