[Note: This test-drive can be performed only on a computer running Windows 8.] You’ll now use Visual Studio to “test-drive” an existing Windows 8 UI app that enables you to draw on the screen using the mouse. The Painter app—which you’ll build in a later chapter—allows you to choose among several brush sizes and colors. The elements and functionality you see in this app are typical of what you’ll learn to program in this text. The following steps walk you through test-driving the app.
Confirm that you’ve set up your computer and the software properly by reading the book’s Before You Begin section that follows the Preface.