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Visual Studio 2012 Cookbook by Richard Banks

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Adding a Windows Store item template to your app

Unless you're building a Hello World app you're probably going to want to add more code files and assets to your project than are provided with the standard project templates.

Because Microsoft wants Windows Store apps to not only offer great functionality, but to also meet the Windows Store design principles, they have provided a number of ready-made item templates for you to use as part of your development efforts. User interface item templates come with a common look and feel and subtle animations so your app behaves like other Windows Store apps. Contract templates provide you with boiler plate code and UI for building Windows 8 Contract support into your app.

In this recipe you'll see how to ...

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