Home > Blogs > #TuesdayTrivia: WindowsRT, Tiles and Charms...Oh My! Win "Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML" eBook by Jeremy Likness

#TuesdayTrivia: WindowsRT, Tiles and Charms...Oh My! Win "Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML" eBook by Jeremy Likness

Posted November 6, 2012

Topics: Programming, Windows Programming, C/C++

Software developers know the thing you can count on in your career is change. Microsoft is redefining the way apps are developed -- are you ready to get on board?

Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML

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

Tell your friends! We'll be announcing #TuesdayTrivia twice a month via @informIT. Stay tuned for more great prizes.

Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Become an InformIT Member

Take advantage of special member promotions, everyday discounts, quick access to saved content, and more! Join Today.