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Pro Windows 8.1 Development with XAML and C# by Jon Galloway, Philip Japikse, Jesse Liberty

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CHAPTER 2

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Building Your First Windows 8 App

Chapter 1 covered the design guidelines as well as the tooling commonly used to build Windows 8.1 apps. In this chapter, we will cover some of the core principles of Windows 8.1, including its architecture, all of the many parts of its apps in Visual Studio, the Model-View-ViewModel pattern, and navigation. All in the context of building your first Windows 8.1 app.

Windows Architecture (For Developers)

There are many options when choosing how to develop apps that can run on Windows 8.1 machines as you can see in Figure 2-1, and even more options when those Windows 8.1 machines are based on the x86 or ...

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