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Fluent Windows 8.1 App Development


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  • Copyright 2015
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33616-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33616-4

Based on the principles of cognitive science and instructional design, Fluent Windows 8.1 App Development, part of the Fluent Learning series, is a true tutorial that will help you build effective working models for understanding a large and complex subject: developing XAML applications for Windows 8.1.

Most introductory books just talk at you and give you “exercises” that have more to do with taking dictation than actually learning. Fluent Windows 8.1 App Development, is different. It guides you through learning the way your mind likes to learn: by solving puzzles, making connections, and building genuine understanding instead of just memorizing random facts.


  • Develop Windows 8.1 applications using C# and Visual Basic .NET
  • Use XAML to create an application interface declaratively
  • Configure an application to work with all the required Windows 8.1 form factors
  • Integrate an application with Windows 8.1 contracts and notifications



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Fluent Windows 8.1 App Development: Jumping into the Deep End

Table of Contents

Getting Started

0  Introduction    1

1  Welcome to Windows 8.1    9

2  The Deep End    43

XAML Basics

3  XAML    83

4  Building Blocks    113

5  XAML Controls, Part 1    151

6  XAML Controls, Part II    199

XAML in Detail

7  Dependency Properties    239

8  Events & Input    279

9  Commanding    309

10  Text & Graphics    343

11 Resources, Styles & Templates    387

12  XAML Binding    433

Working With Windows 8

13  Displaying Your App    477

14  The Application Lifecycle.    529

15  Tiles & Notifications    555

16  Files & Capabilities    595

17  App Contracts    641

18  Search    677

Final Project

19  On Your Own    713

A  Determine the requirements    716

B  Design the UX    718

C  Design the Data Structures    723

D  Create the Graphics Assets    725

E  Implement the System    726


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