Programming Windows Store Apps with C#
Master WinRT, XAML, and C# to create innovative Windows 8 applications
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: February 2014
Pages: 508

If you’re a .NET developer looking to build tablet apps, this practical book takes you step-by-step through the process of developing apps for the Windows Store. You’ll learn how to use Microsoft’s Modern UI design language with Windows 8.1 and WinRT 8.1.1 by building a line-of-business mobile app with C# through the course of the book.

To develop the app, you’ll work with the same system details and design specs that apply to retail apps, such as persistence, backend service, and Windows 8 features for sharing and search. You’ll learn how to develop the code, incorporate third-party open source products, and package your app for the Windows Store.

  • Build a UI with XAML and the Model/View/View-Model pattern
  • Understand asynchrony—and rediscover threads and parallelism
  • Store data and system settings locally with SQLite
  • Use app bars for commands and the settings charm for Help options
  • Present notifications as tile updates, badges, or toast popups
  • Help users visualize locations and tag activities to a map
  • Enable apps to share data and run side-by-side in the UI
  • Implement functionality for running tasks in the background
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    If you are developing a business apps for Windows 8.1 and WinRT 8.1.1, this is a must read book from O'Reilly. The authors Matt Baxter-Reynolds and Iris Classon are giving us a well-written, accessible and practical book. Most of all, you are guided through the details of designing and building a complete and fully functional business app.

    The code provided throughout the 15 chapters is well designed. It allows the readers to quickly grasp the concepts explained, like transitioning from .NET, XAML, MVVM, persistent data, the app bar, notifications, settings, sharing, searching, background agents, resources and localization.

    If you are short on learning time want to create a working application at the same time, I highly recommend you read this book and start developing professional Windows 8 apps today.

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