Books: 14

Metro

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CSS for Windows 8 App Development is your learning guide for CSS - the language of great Windows 8-style apps. Learn the built-in styles that make the built-in controls shine, how to define them, and how to use CSS to give your custom app assets that beautiful Modern UI style. CSS is the clear standard more » for styling web applications, and with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript now powering apps on Windows 8, it's the clear standard there as well. « less
2013
Fundamentals of Great Design in Windows Store Apps
Designing for Windows 8 is a fast-paced, 150-page primer on the key design concepts you need to create successful Windows 8 apps. This book will help you design a user interface that is both delightful and effective, feels ‘right' to your users, and encapsulates a great Windows 8 experience. If you're more » building Windows 8 apps for the first time, or if you're struggling to capture the right look and feel in your Windows 8 apps, this book is for you. It's for the person who wants to build apps that stand out from the crowd, capture the hearts of their customers, and make the most of what the Windows 8 experience has to offer. « less
2013
Ready to learn Windows 8 programming? 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 more » techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises. « less
2013
Covers both C# and JavaScript
The Model-View-View-Model (MVVM) pattern is held in high regard by many developers as an excellent way of creating sophisticated modern applications. It's clear seperation of presentation and business logic produces a clean implementation that promotes speed, scalability and code reuse in applications more » with a complex UI. These strengths have found it favor with WPF and Silverlight developers. It is now increasingly being employed for Windows 8 apps, a purpose to which it is ideally suited as this book will show. « less
2013
A Guide to the Windows Runtime
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, you'll learn how to work with the Windows Runtime application model while more » building a Bing Image Search app. If you're 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. « less
2012
This 88-page primer unveils the key features of Microsoft's eagerly anticipated Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 contains Microsoft's revolutionary new application framework for building dynamic and responsive touch-enabled applications that target both desktops and mobile devices.
2012
The key features for developing on Microsoft's eagerly anticipated Windows 8 operating system are unveiled in this fast-paced 80-pageprimer. Windows 8 contains the revolutionary Metro application framework for building dynamic and responsive touch-enabled applications that target both desktops and mobile more » devices. With the official release of Windows 8 looming ever closer, experienced author Adam Freeman invites you to take a crash course in Metro development. Using XAML and C#, he ensures you understand the changes that are being made to Windows development practices and puts you on the right course to creating innovative and elegant applications for this latest evolution of the world's most successful operating system. « less
2012
Apps are at the heart of Windows 8, bringing rich and engaging experiences to both tablet and desktop users. Windows 8 uses the Windows Runtime (WinRT), a complete reimagining of Windows development that supports multiple programming languages and is built on HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. These applications more » are the future of Windows development and JavaScript is perfect language to take advantage of this exciting and flexible environment. « less
2012
This book offers a primer for building HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript applications for Windows 8. It includes an up-to-date guide for dusting off an aging HTML skill set and adapting to the Windows 8 apps and provides a reference for Windows and .NET programmers not familiar with HTML5. The overall design more » principles of MetroUI (the new design paradigm for Windows) are discussed. The book also addresses visual design with HTML and CSS, which are the visual design languages to bring MetroUI applications to the screen. Finally, there is a section on using JavaScript for inter- and intra-functional components. « less
2012
Windows 8 application development is an exciting topic these days. Windows 8 introduces WinRT, the API for accessing the operating system and the underlying hardware where Metro applications run. WinRT can be accessed through multiple development languages, including C++, .NET languages and JavaScript. more » Developers from all backgrounds can use their skills to build beautiful and fast Windows 8 applications. « less
2012