Chapter 1. Design Windows Store apps

The launch of Windows 8 was accompanied with the introduction of Windows Runtime (WinRT), a new framework for building touch-friendly user interfaces (UIs) for Windows Store applications (apps). With WinRT, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight developers could leverage their existing XAML and C#/VB.NET skills to build Windows Store apps. In addition to the new framework and an accompanying toolset, Microsoft introduced a new design language called “Microsoft design style.”

The conceptual design of an application is the first stage of designing an application. In the conceptual design, you focus on a set of ideas and concepts about what your app should do, how it will behave when users interact ...

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