Start Here! Build Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript

Ready to learn Windows 8 programming? Start Here!™

Learn the fundamentals of Windows 8 programming—and begin creating apps for desktops, laptops, tablets, and other devices. If you have previous experience with HTML5 and JavaScript—simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and getting-started techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises.

Here’s where you start learning Windows 8 app development

  • Build on your knowledge of HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Create photo and media galleries with built-in HTML widgets
  • Interact with the system through live tiles, contracts, and view state detection
  • Store and access data on the local device and via the Internet
  • Access webcam, GPS, and other sensors embedded in the device
  • Create your first programs and publish them to the Windows Store

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Using Visual Studio 2012 Express edition for Windows 8
Chapter 2. Making sense of HTML5
Chapter 3. Making sense of CSS
Chapter 4. Making sense of JavaScript
Chapter 5. First steps with Windows 8 development
Chapter 6. The user interface of Windows Store applications
Chapter 7. Navigating through multimedia content
Chapter 8. States of a Windows 8 application
Chapter 9. Integrating with the Windows 8 environment
Chapter 10. Adding persistent data to applications
Chapter 11. Working with remote data
Chapter 12. Accessing devices and sensors
Chapter 13. Adding Live tiles
Chapter 14. Publishing an application

Book Details

  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press (May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735675945
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735675940
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