Professional Windows 8 Programming: Application Development by Nick Lecrenski, Doug Holland, Allen Sanders, Kevin Ashley

By Nick Lecrenski, Doug Holland, Allen Sanders, Kevin Ashley

It truly is an exhilarating time to be a home windows developer. the coming of home windows eight is an entire video game changer. The working method and its improvement platform give you a wholly new solution to create wealthy, full-featured Windows-based purposes. This workforce of authors takes you on a trip via all the new improvement good points of the home windows eight platform particularly the way to make the most of visible Studio 2012 and the XAML/C# languages to provide powerful apps which are prepared for deployment within the new home windows shop.

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You need to become familiar with several mouse gestures to navigate the desktop mode quickly and efficiently. In desktop mode, moving the mouse to the corners of the screen brings up various Windows 8 feature allowing you to: ➤ View currently running Windows Store applications: In desktop mode traditional Windows applications that are currently running appear in the taskbar as they have with previous versions of Windows. However, Windows Store apps do not appear here. To view and switch between available Windows Store apps, you can move the mouse to the top left of any connected display to see the next available app that you can run.

Listing 1-1 shows you the code behind for MainPage and includes the OnNavigatedTo event handler just like it would in Silverlight. This event handler gives you a place to run code as soon as the page displays to the user. LinkId=234238 namespace HelloWindows { ///

/// An empty page that can be used on its own or navigated to within a Frame. InitializeComponent(); } ///

/// Invoked when this page is about to be displayed in a Frame. ///

/// Event data that describes how this /// page was reached.

At this point, you have some basic knowledge about Windows 8, and Visual Studio 2012, so now is a great time to get your feet wet developing your first Windows Store app. Because you can write a Windows Store app in the language of your choice, start by picking a language in which you’re most comfortable working. NOTE This book includes C#, C++, and JavaScript examples whenever possible. com for all three languages. Selecting a Language and Default Folders To start, follow these steps: 1. Fire up Visual Studio, and select File ➪ New ➪ Project.

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