Getting Started

Windows Store apps are an important addition to Microsoft Windows 8, providing the cornerstone for a single, consistent programming and interaction model across desktops, tablets, and smartphones. The Windows 8 app user experience is very different from previous generations of Windows desktop applications: Windows Store apps are full-screen and favor a usability style that is simple, direct, and free from distractions.

Windows Store apps represent a complete departure from previous versions of Windows. There are entirely new APIs, new interaction controls, and a very different approach to managing the life cycle of applications. ...

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