Getting Started with Metro Style Apps

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Getting Started with Metro Style Apps

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Get a head start on building apps for Windows 8. With a series of examples, this hands-on guide takes you through the process of creating complete touch-enabled apps that respond to native sensors. Through the course of the book, you’ll learn how to work with the Windows Runtime application model while building a Bing Image Search app.

If you’re an experienced .NET developer who wants to get up to speed with Windows 8, this book provides the expertise and C# code samples you need.

  • Get a high-level overview of Windows 8 features—from the Start Screen to in-app features such as the Application Bar
  • Begin by building a simple app to retrieve Bing image search results from a web service
  • Learn about the components needed to complete the app, including UI design, the MVVM architectural pattern, and “tombstoning”
  • Take advantage of native OS features such as tiles, file pickers, and sharing requests
  • Examine the steps necessary to publish an app to the Windows Store

About the Author
Ben Dewey
 is currently employed at Tallan, Inc. as a Senior Software Consultant. Ben Dewey works during the day on Web and XAML based technologies with heavy use of WCF and a service-based architecture. In his free time, Ben Dewey works on Apps for mobile platforms and has two apps on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Ben strives to create SOLID applications of the highest craftsmanship while paying special attention to clean User Experiences (UX). Ben Dewey recently completed a book title A Guide to Metro Style Apps for O'Reilly publishing. Ben is actively involved in numerous community events, from speaking at local user groups and helping to organize the ALT.NET Meetup in NYC.


ISBN 9789350238387
Pages 128
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