Beginning Windows 8 Application Development - XAML Edition by Kyle Burns

By Kyle Burns

Beginning home windows eight program improvement – XAML Edition introduces you to the home windows eight sleek app layout paradigm and the hot home windows eight programming version constructed round this paradigm. you are going to learn how to construct wealthy, immersive functions designed to run at the many units that may be powered via home windows eight.

With the advent of home windows eight, once more Microsoft has re-envisioned the best way that computers and units may be used and functions should be inbuilt a global that has develop into way more attached. The home windows eight glossy UI variety is much greater than a programming version and Beginning home windows eight software improvement – XAML Edition takes you past the syntax of any improvement language. We study the standards akin to UX (User Experience), social integration, and retaining info and settings throughout a number of units.

  • Gives an early begin to construction next-generation hooked up functions
  • Introduces new programming libraries to be had in home windows eight
  • Explores home windows eight app layout suggestions

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Basic TextBlock 51 CHAPTER 5 ■ XAML Controls in the Visual Studio Toolbox: The Common Controls TextBox The TextBox control is used to display text that the user can interact with, performing actions such as editing the text or copying it to the clipboard. ” In the touch-first world of a Windows app, it is important to realize that the end user may not have a physical keyboard. This means you should expect the user to have to exert greater effort to type an answer than to pick one from a list, and therefore you should not require typing when picking is an option.

34 CHAPTER 4 ■ Visual Studio 2012 and Windows Store Application Types Figure 4-1. Visual Studio initial user interface Figure 4-2. File menu Selecting New Project from the File menu opens the New Project dialog, as shown in Figure 4-3. This dialog presents available project types that are grouped into categories on the left side of the window. Selecting a category shows a listing of the project types within that category in the center section of the window. At the bottom of the windows are fields to assign a name to the project, the location of the project on disk, and the name 35 CHAPTER 4 ■ Visual Studio 2012 and Windows Store Application Types for a solution to create and add the project to.

For example, if more money is available, additional developers may be hired, and the time required to complete the project will be shortened. Often, the easiest way to rein in a software development project is to keep firm control over the scope. Figure 3-3. Project management triangle In some projects, the “must have” items can’t all fit into scope because the project is constrained on time, money, or both. In these cases, the project must be evaluated to determine whether there are items that need to be implemented but can wait for a later time.

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