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Building Windows 8.1 Apps from the Ground Up by Michele Aponte, Antonio Liccardi, Emanuele Garofalo

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CHAPTER 2

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Windows Runtime Environment

After giving you a complete introduction to the basic principles of Windows Store apps and the related tools that you need to develop an application, we now want to explore the environment and tell you about the new platform architecture and its components. The following list shows the key concepts you need to know before writing a new application:

  • Communication: An introduction to Windows Runtime (WinRT) application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable your applications to communicate with external sources
  • Data: An introduction to all the APIs that allow applications to store and retrieve data
  • Graphics ...

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