Chapter 20. Introducing Windows Store Apps

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain essential features of the Windows Store user interface.

  • Create user interfaces by using XAML.

  • Create, deploy, and run a simple Windows Store app.

  • Describe the essential features of C++/CX.

The release of Windows 8 has presented developers with new opportunities and challenges, enabling them to write applications that make full use of the capabilities of mobile devices, including touch screens and cameras. This chapter introduces you to the world of writing Windows Store applications for the new Windows 8 environment.

A (brief) history of writing Windows user interface applications

The way in which Windows user interface (UI) applications have been written ...

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