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Sams Teach Yourself Windows® 8 Apps with JavaScript and HTML5 in 24 Hours by Chad Carter

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Hour 10. Binding Data to Our Apps

What You’ll Learn This Hour:

• Binding data to WinJS and HTML intrinsic controls

• Performing one-time data binding

• Performing one-way data binding

• Creating a converter function

• Creating templates

• Exploring the ListView control

• Binding data to a custom collection and the ListView control

• Displaying data in groups

• Seeing how the CSS grid works

• Implementing semantic zoom

Writing a meaningful app is almost impossible without having some sort of data binding in place. We start by binding data to simple HTML controls and then binding them to WinJS controls. We also look at one-time binding as well as one-way binding, and we discuss the differences between them.

In addition, we spend some time working ...

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