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Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C++ Step by Step

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Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C++ Step by Step

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  • ISBN-10: 0-7356-6888-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-6888-1

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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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Windows Store apps
  • Chapter 2: Windows 8 user interface style
  • Chapter 3: My first Windows 8 app
  • Chapter 4: Application life-cycle management
  • Chapter 5: Introduction to the Windows Runtime
  • Chapter 6: Windows Runtime APIs
  • Chapter 7: Enhance the user experience
  • Chapter 8: Asynchronous patterns
  • Chapter 9: Rethinking the UI for Windows 8 apps
  • Chapter 10: Architecting a Windows 8 app
  • About the authors


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