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Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building Windows 8 apps with Microsoft Visual C++

Teach yourself how to build Windows 8 applications using the Visual C++ language—one step at a time. Ideal for those with intermediate to advanced C++ development skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for creating apps that can adapt to different screen sizes—including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and slates.

Discover how to:

  • Build apps using Windows 8 design guidelines

  • Explore the Windows 8 application architecture

  • Apply tools and libraries from Microsoft 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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