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It is an exhilarating time to be a home windows developer.  The arrival of home windows eight is a whole online game changer.  The working procedure and its improvement platform provide you with a completely new solution to create wealthy, full-featured Windows-based purposes.  This group of authors takes you on a trip via all the new improvement positive aspects of the home windows eight platform particularly the right way to make the most of visible Studio 2012 and the XAML/C# languages to supply strong apps which are prepared for deployment within the new home windows Store.

Professional home windows eight Programming:

• make the most of XAML to create wealthy content material pushed consumer interfaces;
• utilize the hot AppBar to create a chrome-less menu system;
• See the way to help Sensors and Geo-location on home windows eight devices;
• combine your app into the home windows eight surroundings with Contracts and Extensions;
• Walks you thru the hot home windows eight navigation procedure for multi-page apps;
• reduce code with facts Binding and MVVM layout patterns;
• gains tips about getting your app prepared for the home windows store;
• Maximize profit in your app by means of studying approximately to be had monetization strategies.

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