Chapter 5. First steps with Windows 8 development

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne’er succeed.

Emily Dickinson

In Chapter 1, you had a first short glimpse of the Microsoft Windows 8 programming style. You created a simple application directly from one basic template offered by Microsoft Visual Studio, then turned that into a slightly more functional and significant application capable of displaying a random generated number on demand. As proverbial wisdom reminds us, every journey—even the longest—begins with a small step.

To go beyond the basic level of getting and displaying a random number, you need to acquire some command of HTML and CSS, and get the hang of the JavaScript language. The former will help you imagine and create the ...

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