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

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Foreword

The life of the software developer isn’t an easy one. Every ten years or so, he has to throw away everything he knows and start all over again. Times change, and technologies change even faster. A decade ago, developers had to retool their skill sets for the move from Win32 to .NET and C#. Today, there’s a new platform in town. It’s called Windows 8, and with it comes a profound shift in the way Windows apps are conceived and executed.

Windows 8 is like no Windows the world has seen before. The new Windows programming model favors simplicity, security, and battery efficiency above all else. Modern Windows apps run full-screen, single-instance, and one at a time. Their UIs can be built in XAML, HTML, or DirectX. They run in a sandbox ...

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