Chapter 2. Creating Your First Windows 8 Application

After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to

  • Create the user interface for a Windows 8 application.

  • Add XAML controls to a page.

  • Move and resize objects on a page.

  • Set the properties for objects in the user interface.

  • Write Visual Basic program code for an event handler.

  • Save, run, and test a program.

  • Build an executable file and deploy the application.

Chapter 1, introduced you to Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and the development tools that you can use to build Microsoft Visual Basic applications. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to create your first Windows 8 application from scratch. The program will be a simple Internet-browsing tool that displays active webpage content in a window and also ...

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