Building Windows 8.1 Apps from the Ground Up

Building Windows 8.1 Apps from the Ground Up

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This book is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to create sophisticated Windows 8 apps for the first time. Assuming only a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS we'll walk you through the development process using C# and VB. The book will familiarize you with the tools you'll need to use in order to make the most of Windows' stunning new features. You'll discover how to take advantage of the built-in functionality to create high quality user experiences. What youa€™ll learn How to plan out your app and its user-experience The pros and cons of the different development languages available to you To build well-structured apps that can be easily customized and reused Manage data stores and cloud storage Why accessibility and globalization matter, even to the smallest of apps Use Windows 8's features to interact with the world around you Who this book is for This book is ideal for anyone with a little programming knowledge (basic HTML and CSS is all you'll need) who want to start creating Windows 8 apps. This book will walk you through everything you need to know in a results-oriented way and ensure your first Windows 8 apps built on firm foundations that you can be proud of. Table of Contents 1. Introduction to Windows 8.1 2. Windows Runtime Environment 3. Designing the User Experience 4. Choose Your Way 5. Managing the Application Life Cycle 6. Start Up Your App 7. Take Advantage of the Environment 8. Data Management 9. Listening to the World 10. Accessibility and Globalization 11. Sell Your App 12. Live Tile and Toast Templates 13. Windows Store Developer Account... Windows 8.1 introduced the support ofWi-Fi direct printing that allows a peer-to -peer connection to a Wi-Fi printer, avoiding the need for an access point. To avoid the use ofwires, Microsoft introduced native support to Miracast Wireless Display that lets users use compatible ... This chapter will introduce the philosophy behind the new interface in the Windows 8 Store app, starting with different sourcesanbsp;...

Title:Building Windows 8.1 Apps from the Ground Up
Author:Emanuele Garofalo, Antonio Liccardi, Michele Aponte
Publisher:Apress - 2013-12-19


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