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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Building a Windows Store Application

As with most concepts in the IDE, the best way to truly understand how the Visual Studio tools work is to go through the process of creating an application using those tools. Our inspiration will be the WPF image viewer application that we built in Chapter 21. But instead of just constructing the same image editor, we’ll create an application that enables you to rate pictures. We’ll try to reuse as many of the concepts and actual code as we can from our earlier WPF effort, but we’ll have some unique constructs to deal with in the WinRT world.

As a base set of requirements, here are the capabilities we will try to deliver:

Display a list of pictures from the user’s Pictures library.

Click a photo that will ...

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