Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-10-25
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
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Build immersive, responsive Metro touch apps for Windows 8 tablets, computers, and other devices! Top Microsoft MVP and Wintellect consultant Jeremy Likness shows how to leverage your existing C#, XAML, WPF, or Silverlight skills with new Visual Studio 11 tools and best practices to build incredibly powerful Metro/WinRT apps! Likness covers everything from line-of-business to consumer apps, showing exactly how Metro/WinRT builds upon and contrasts with earlier WPF/Silverlight development. Using outstanding code examples, he shows how to make the most of new platform features including integrated social networking and search, contracts, charms, and tiles. Designing Windows 8 Metro Applications with C# and XAMLcovers theentire application lifecycle, from planning and MVVM-based design through coding, testing, debugging, performance optimization, packaging, and deployment. Throughout, Likness addresses crucial development challenges that have only been discussed on MSDN, blog posts, and Twitter feeds -- and never with this depth and clarity before. His comprehensive insights and best practices will help readers join the "first wave" of Windows 8 developers -- and gain a powerful competitive advantage in Windows development for every new device and form factor. Bonus projects are available for download online. For all experienced and aspiring Microsoft developers and architects, especially those who are at least somewhat familiar with Silverlight, WPF, C#, XAML, and/or related .NET technologies.

Author Biography

Jeremy Likness is a principal consultant for Wintellect LLC, a three-year Microsoft MVP, and winner of Microsoft's 2010 MVP of the Year award. He has 20 years of experience developing enterprise applications in multiple industries, including 15 years building highly scalable web solutions with Microsoft technologies. He helped create the health monitoring system for the back-end data centers that provided video streaming during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Likness authored Designing Silverlight Business Applications and created Addison-Wesley's video training course Fundamentals of the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF). Jeremy regularly speaks, contributes articles, and blogs on topics of interest to the Microsoft developer community. His blog can be found at http://csharperimage.jeremylikness.com/.

Table of Contents


 1    The New Windows Runtime
 2    Getting Started
 3    Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
 4    Metro Applications
 5    Application Lifecycle
 6    Data
 7    Tiles and Toasts
 8    Giving Your Application Charm
 9    MVVM and Testing
10   Packaging and Deploying



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