In This Chapter
Getting data on the screen
Making use of the WinJS binding tools
Grouping and sorting
At its core, Windows 8 is about giving the user access to their data in a beautiful way. Microsoft has a bunch of fancy guidelines and whatnot that I talk about in Chapters 2 and 6, but if you don’t give the user value, that beauty goes for naught.
HTML5 is less about data than it should be. There are really no good structures for data presentation in the HTML toolset other than the Table, and that is fraught with layout issues. HTML is great for getting stuff on the page, but it just doesn’t have a databinding superstructure.
WinJS has fixed that. The
WinJS.Binding namespace provides a way to mark up HTML
Showing Single Bits of Data
WinJS offers you two different ...