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Sams Teach Yourself Windows 8 Metro Apps with XAML and C# in 24 Hours

by: David Davis & Richard Crane & John Pelak

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Publisher: SAMS,02.01.13

Category: Windows 8 Level:

ISBN: 0672336189
ISBN13: 9780672336188

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The easy, full-color step-by-step tutorial for building next generation Metro applications for Windows 8, Windows Phone, and Windows tablets


  Provides hands-on coverage of the entire Metro application development lifecycle, with all the C# and XAML knowledge developers need.


  Covers UIs, views, interactivity, data, animation, tiles, notifications, sensors, proximity, media, performance, debugging, accessibility, and much more


  Authored by a developer now working at the cutting edge of Microsoft development.

With Metro, Microsoft has reinvented Windows for a new generation -- and delivered a gorgeous, scalable, exceptionally robust platform for building tablet and smartphone apps, too. This is a hands-on guide to building great Metro apps with XAML and C#. One step at a time, this book covers the entire development lifecycle, from user interface planning through debugging and publishing. Noah Weinert teaches each new technique through examples that integrate into a complex, feature-rich Metro application while reinforcing today's best practices for modular development. In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Weinert covers:


  Preparing for Metro-style development and understanding Metro solutions.


  Navigating among views.


  Adding interactivity.


  Retrieving and storing data.


  Incorporating sensor input and proximity-based functionality.


  Sharing data among devices and applications.


  Creating apps for multiple displays and resolutions.


  Maximizing performance and reliability.


  Managing the application lifecycle

Friendly, accessible, and conversational, this book delivers practical grounding in Metro development without ever becoming overwhelming or intimidating. Each lesson builds on everything that's come before, helping readers learn all the essentials they'll need to create high-quality Metro solutions.