Windows Store App Development: C# and XAML
C# and XAML
Peter M. Brown
  • June 2013
  • ISBN 9781617290947
  • 624 pages
  • printed in black & white

Informative, fun, and easy to read.

Todd Miranda, NxtDimension Solutions

Windows Store App Development introduces C# developers to working with Windows Store apps. It provides full coverage of XAML, and addresses both app design and development. Following numerous carefully crafted examples, you'll learn about new Windows 8 features, the WinRT API, and .NET 4.5. Along the way, you'll pick up tips for deploying apps, including sale through the Windows Store. And, of course, you'll find the same deep and unique insights Pete provides in his Silverlight books.

About the Technology

The Windows Store provides an amazing array of productivity tools, games, and other apps directly to the millions of customers already using Windows 8.x or Surface. Windows Store apps boast new features like touch and pen input, standardized app-to-app communication, and tight integration with the web. And, you can build Windows Store apps using the tools you already know: C# and XAML.

About the book

Windows Store App Development introduces the Windows 8.x app model to readers familiar with traditional desktop development. You'll explore dozens of carefully crafted examples as you master Windows features, the Windows Runtime, and the best practices of app design. Along the way, you'll pick up tips for deploying apps, including selling through the Windows Store.

What's inside

  • Designing, creating, and selling Windows Store apps
  • Developing touch and sensor-centric apps
  • Working C# examples, from feature-level techniques to complete app design
  • Making apps that talk to each other
  • Mixing in C++ for even more features

About the reader

This book requires some knowledge of C#. No experience with Windows 8 is needed.

About the author

Pete Brown is a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft and author of Silverlight 4 in Action and Silverlight 5 in Action.


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Broad coverage of all aspects of W8 XAML development.

Roland Civet, iSolutions For You!

Pete is a consistently great author, and once again he nails his subject.

Gordon Mackie, Openfeatured Ltd.

Your roadmap to modern Windows design.

Patrick Toohey, Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed

Much less a book than a must-have tool for efficient and quality app development.

Dave Campbell, WynApse