Real World Windows 8 Development is a developer's handbook - an essential guide to building complete, end-user ready Windows 8 applications on the XAML and C# programming stack from start to finish. Starting with Windows 8 basics and walking through practical aspects of building your Windows 8 application, you'll find step-by-step instructions and practical advice that will leave you with a modern, elegant app written to the highest of standards.
Author Samidip Basu, an early adopter of Windows 8 app development techniques, breaks down the design, development, and polish of a real-world business application, adding handy tips and tricks around controls, user interface design, storage, navigation, contracts, and more.
Give your Windows 8 application development efforts a kick-start with Real World Windows 8 Development.
What you'll learn
Discover the pertinent points of the technology stack in Windows 8 from a developer's perspective.
Familiarize yourself with best practices around usage of controls, user experience paradigms, navigation, storage, service integration, contracts, and more.
Incrementally make your Windows 8 application feature-rich and an integrated well-behaved citizen in the operating system.
Learn from crisp, standalone discussion of topics in each chapter
Who this book is for
Real World Windows 8 Development is by a developer, for developers. The book is for .NET developers wanting to utilize their existing skills in XAML and C# towards building a Windows 8 application. On the fence about how your C# and .NET skills apply in the new WinRT world? Have a dream application idea that you slowly want to build up? This book is for you.
Table of contents
- Title Page
- Contents at a Glance
- About the Author
- About the Technical Reviewer
- PART 1: Knowing the Ecosystem
PART 2: Getting Started
- CHAPTER 3: The App Platform and Developer Tools
- CHAPTER 4: The Right Controls
- CHAPTER 5: The Look and Feel
- CHAPTER 6: Content Structuring and Navigation
PART 3: Into the Groove
- CHAPTER 7: Orientation and View States
- CHAPTER 8: Handling Data
- CHAPTER 9: Application Life-Cycle Management
- CHAPTER 10: Contracts
- PART 4: The Bling
PART 5: Above and Beyond
- CHAPTER 13: Cloud Augmentation
- CHAPTER 14: Live Services Integration
- CHAPTER 15: Real-World Techniques
- CHAPTER 16: Deployment
- Title: Real World Windows 8 Development
- Release date: May 2013
- Publisher(s): Apress
- ISBN: 9781430250258
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