The Windows 8 platform features Windows Runtime (WindowsRT),
a new framework for building applications that provides capabilities never
before available on a Windows machine. “You will need to adopt a new interface
that elevates touch to a first-class citizen but always provides ways to
navigate using the mouse and keyboard,” says Jeremy Likness, author of new
release Building Apps with C# and XAML. “You will have to get used to code that
calls native unmanaged components in a way that is almost transparent, and deal
with a new set of controls and components that previously did not exist.”
This is the first practical guide to building breakthrough applications for Windows 8 from project templates through publication to the new Windows Store. Likness illuminates the entire apps lifecycle, from planning and Model-View-View Model (MVVM) based design through coding, testing, packaging, and deployment.
Fill in the blank to this week’s #TuesdayTrivia for a chance to add an eBook copy of Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML to your digital bookshelf – 3 winners in all! Click here for hint.
Replacing the Start menu, a vertical toolbar known as the ________
Bar (accessed by swiping from the right edge of a touchscreen, or pointing the
cursor at hotspots in the right corners of a screen) provides access to system
and app-related functions in Windows 8. Click here for hint.
Rules: Answer question by leaving a comment below (one per person, all duplicates will be discarded) by 12:01 am EST on November 10, 2012. Three winners will be randomly selected from all correct answers and notified by a comment from the InformIT team on their post.
Want to learn more?
>Online Sample Chapter: Dependency Properties in XAML for Windows 8 Apps
>Online Sample Chapter: An Overview of Windows 8 Sensor APIs
>Windows 8 App Development Resource Center: Special discounts on available print and digital tiles, plus pre-orders!
>Expert Advice: Connect with Jeremy Likness on Twitter twitter.com/jeremylikness
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