Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C++ Step by Step

Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building Windows 8 apps with Microsoft® Visual C++®

Teach yourself how to build Windows 8 applications using the Visual C++ language—one step at a time. Ideal for those with intermediate to advanced C++ development skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for creating apps that can adapt to different screen sizes—including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and slates.

Discover how to:

  • Build apps using Windows 8 design guidelines
  • Explore the Windows 8 application architecture
  • Apply tools and libraries from Microsoft® Visual Studio® and the Windows 8 SDK
  • Use XAML to create touch-optimized user interfaces
  • Create apps that make use of device sensors
  • Manage the Windows 8 application lifecycle
  • Prepare your app for the Windows Store

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Windows Store apps
Chapter 2. Windows 8 user interface style
Chapter 3. My first Windows 8 app
Chapter 4. Application life-cycle management
Chapter 5. Introduction to the Windows Runtime
Chapter 6. Windows Runtime APIs
Chapter 7. Enhance the user experience
Chapter 8. Asynchronous patterns
Chapter 9. Rethinking the UI for Windows 8 apps
Chapter 10. Architecting a Windows 8 app

Book Details

  • Paperback: 374 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press (April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735667233
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735667235
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