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Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building Windows 8 apps with .NET

Teach yourself how to build Windows 8 applications using Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 with Microsoft Visual C# 2012 or Visual Basic 2012—one step at a time. Ideal for those with intermediate to advanced .NET development skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for creating apps that easily adapt to different screen sizes—including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and slates. C# examples are presented in the text; Visual Basic code examples are available online only.

Discover how to:

  • Build apps using Windows 8 design guidelines

  • Explore the Windows 8 application architecture

  • Apply tools and libraries from Visual Studio and the Windows 8 SDK

  • Use XAML to create touch-optimized user interfaces

  • Create apps that make use of device sensors

  • Manage the Windows 8 application lifecycle

  • Prepare your app for the Windows Store

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