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Visual Studio 2012 Cookbook by Richard Banks

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Creating a Windows Store app

This recipe will show you how to create a basic Windows Store app. For this recipe we're going to build it using HTML and JavaScript.

Getting ready

Ensure that you are running Windows 8. While Visual Studio 2012 can be installed on earlier versions of Windows, if you want to build Windows Store apps you must be using Windows 8. You cannot build a Windows Store app on Windows 7 or earlier.

Start Visual Studio 2012 and you're ready to go.

How to do it...

  1. From the Visual Studio File menu select New | Project.
  2. A dialog of available project templates will appear. From those templates select the JavaScript | Windows Store | Grid App template. A preview of the app layout will be shown in the details pane as shown in the following ...

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