Chapter 20Windows Store Applications Code Downloads for this Chapter

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If you have been paying attention to the Windows development world in the last few years, you would be hard pressed to avoid the topic of Windows Store applications. After making its debut in Windows Phone 7 (when it was still code-named Metro), the Windows Store has become the focal point of the design sensibilities in Microsoft. When Windows 8 was introduced to the world, lo and behold the Windows Store took center stage.

But what exactly is the Windows Store? And, more important, what tools and techniques are available in Visual Studio 2015 to enable you to create Windows Store applications? In this chapter you'll learn the basic components of Windows Store applications, as well as how to create them and debug them using Visual Studio 2015.

What Is a Windows Store Application?

When you look at Windows Phone 7 or Windows 8, the first visual impression is given by the Windows Store. And this ...

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