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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, youll learn how to work with the Windows Runtime application model while building a Bing Image Search app.
If youre 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 tomb stoning
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