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

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Preface

The first whispers about windows 8 surfaced in early 2011. Widespread speculation swept the Internet as developers began to question what the new platform would look like. The rumors included a new platform that wouldn’t support the .NET Framework, was based solely on C++ or HTML5 and JavaScript, and wouldn’t run any existing software. Early builds and screenshots leaked over Twitter but this only fueled speculation. Finally Steven Sinofsky, President of the Windows Division at Microsoft, took the stage on September 13, 2011 and released an early build of Windows 8 to the world.

I was one of the first eager programmers to download the early build, and I installed it in a virtual machine. It didn’t take long for me to realize that the ...

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