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Start Here!™ Learn Microsoft Visual Basic® 2012 by Michael Halvorson

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Chapter 11. Design Focus: Five Great Features for a Windows 8 Application

After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to

  • Create a colorful tile for your app on the Windows Start page.

  • Create a splash screen for your app that appears at startup.

  • Set permissions and capabilities for your app to enhance security.

  • Use a project template to showcase your app’s content.

  • Optimize your app for touch input and gestures.

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU’LL RETURN TO the user interface of Windows 8 applications, and learn more about designing apps with the qualities and characteristics of programs distributed via the Windows Store. You’ll learn how to create a custom tile for your app on the Windows Start page, and how to create a unique splash screen for your project that ...

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