Building our first Windows Store app

First things first; we will start with the creation of our first base application that we will re-use for most of the following recipes in this chapter, improving it one step (or more) at a time. This recipe will show you how to implement a basic application and help you get familiar with Visual Studio 2012 and Blend for Visual Studio 2012.

Getting ready

In order to use this recipe, you should have a Windows 8 operating system, Visual Studio 2012, and Blend for Visual Studio 2012. We will also need a Windows 8 developer license to create Windows Store apps, which we can get for free from Visual Studio 2012, as shown in the following image:

How to do it...

First we will open Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 8 and create ...

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