Windows 8 1 Apps with XAML and C Unleashed

C# and XAML has been a very popular choice for writing Windows Store apps. ...
experiences in Windows, such as the PC Settings app, the Search app, and new
Contact/Calendar functionality in Windows 8.1. ... Often, a C#/XAML
implementation can outperform a simple C++/DirectX implementation due to the
impressive ...

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Author: Adam Nathan

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 9780133744408

Category: Computers

Page: 848

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Full color: Learn how to build great Windows Store apps! Figures and code appear as they do in Visual Studio. Windows 8.1 enables you to build stunning applications that integrate with each other, Web services, and Windows itself. You can sell them in the Windows Store, with more options than ever before, for tablets such as Surface, laptops, and traditional desktop PCs! World-renowned Microsoft programming guru Adam Nathan shows you exactly how to write first-class apps for this significant update to Windows. Don’t let the minor name change fool you--Windows 8.1 contains an incredible amount of new developer opportunities compared to Windows 8. Clear, accessible, and intensely practical, this guide teaches through concise code examples, in full color to match their appearance in Visual Studio--the same approach that made Nathan’s WPF Unleashed so popular. Writing with unprecedented depth and insight, Nathan guides you through creating advanced user interfaces with XAML and exploiting key Windows 8.1 features. Whether you’re already comfortable with Microsoft programming or relatively new to it, Windows 8.1 Apps with XAML and C# Unleashed will take you to the cutting edge of Windows 8.1 development. Detailed information on how to... Use XAML to represent state-of-the-art user interfaces, even across multiple windows Handle touch, mouse, keyboard, and pen input, including handwriting recognition Use new Windows 8.1 controls for creating hubs, flyouts, better app bars, performing in-app searches, rendering PDFs, and much more Encode, decode, and transcode multimedia content and speech-enable your app Leverage rich XAML vector graphics and animation Interact with built-in functionality such as the Camera app, file picker, the lock screen, new contacts and appointments integration, and more Exploit the Windows 8.1 charms bar Integrate DirectX graphics seamlessly Work with the rich set of available sensors: accelerometer, compass, light sensor, location (with geofencing support), proximity, and more Control devices such as fingerprint readers, image and bar code scanners, magnetic stripe readers, and custom Bluetooth, USB, HID, or Wi-Fi Direct devices

Windows 8 1 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript Unleashed

In particular, you learn how to build Windows apps using JavaScript and HTML5.
Why JavaScript and HTML5? You can build Windows apps using other
technologies such as C# and XAML or C++, but this book focuses exclusively on
building ...

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Author: Stephen Walther

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 9780133761221

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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Take advantage of your existing JavaScript and HTML skills to build apps for Windows 8.1 and add them to the Windows Store. It’s a remarkable opportunity—and best-selling Microsoft web development author Stephen Walther will show you how to take full advantage of it. Offering the same deep insight and practical code that has made his ASP.NET Unleashed the #1 ASP.NET book of all time, Walther covers everything you need to build outstanding Windows Store apps with JavaScript and HTML5. He guides you through using Microsoft’s WinJS 2.0 library to develop apps for Windows 8.1—you learn how to use JavaScript templates, controls, and data binding. You’ll find in-depth coverage of everything from displaying data with a ListView control to supporting SkyDrive cloud storage, creating games to using IndexedDB and HTML5 forms. Extensively updated for the release of Windows 8.1, this book covers all of the new features of the WinJS 2.0 library such as the Repeater, SearchBox, WebView, and NavBar controls and the new WinJS Scheduler. This book has been updated with a new sample app that demonstrates how to build a Windows Store app that interacts with Windows Azure Mobile Services. If you’re a web developer, Windows 8 gives you millions of new potential customers to buy your apps—and you already have many of the skills you’ll need to reach them. Get this book, master the tools and techniques you don’t already know—and go after that huge new market! Detailed information on how to… Get your app published in the Windows Store Use JavaScript controls such as the Tooltip, Rating, DatePicker, and FlipView controls Thoroughly master using the WinJS ListView control to display, sort, and filter data Use new controls introduced with Windows 8.1 such as the Repeater, WebView, NavBar, and SearchBox controls Implement Windows Search and Share contracts Use HTML5 Canvas to build arcade games Store data on the local file system, via Windows Azure Mobile Services or in IndexedDB databases Use Live Services to authenticate users, retrieve user profiles, and interact with SkyDrive Create custom WinJS controls with Page Controls Build apps that gracefully adapt to different screen resolutions and orientations Take pictures from your computer’s webcam and play sounds 8.1 Apps

Universal Windows Apps with XAML and C Unleashed

In Universal Windows Apps with XAML and C# Unleashed, the world's #1 XAML expert shows Windows developers how to do all this, and more.

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Author: Adam Nathan

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780672337260

Category: Computers

Page: 752

View: 845

With Microsoft new Universal Windows Apps tools, it's easy to share code between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 XAML apps. Now, developers can deliver beautiful end user experiences on all new Windows devices, with radically less cost and development effort. This means they can painlessly extend their conventional PC development work to fast-growing tablet and smartphone markets. In Universal Windows Apps with XAML and C# Unleashed, the world's #1 XAML expert shows Windows developers how to do all this, and more. Just as he did in previous best-sellers like Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed and Windows 8 Apps with XAML and C# Unleashed, Adam Nathan delivers comprehensive coverage, accessible explanations, and plenty of outstanding full-color code samples. Drawing on his unsurpassed experience with modern Windows mobile development, Nathan shows how to build the apps you want to build -- not just the apps Microsoft's SDK makes easy. You'll learn how to unify your Visual Studio code bases for assets ranging from user controls to styles, graphics, and animation. You'll even learn how to unify your monetization, delivering apps and in-app purchases on both Windows and Windows Phone through a single purchase.

Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed

Compiled XAML can't reference a binary resource in the current directory via its
simple filename unless it has been added to the project! ... One (unsatisfactory)
alternative is to qualify the filename with its full path: <Image Height="21" Source
="C:\Users\Adam\Documents\slideshow.gif"/> A better alternative ... available for
partialtrust applications. Table 8.1. URIs for Accessing Binary Resources from
XAML ...

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Author: Adam Nathan

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132715627

Category: Computers

Page: 576

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Printed entirely in color, with helpful figures and syntax coloring to make code samples appear as they do in Visual Studio. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is a key component of the .NET Framework 3.0, giving you the power to create richer and more compelling applications than you dreamed possible. Whether you want to develop traditional user interfaces or integrate 3D graphics, audio/video, animation, dynamic skinning, rich document support, speech recognition, or more, WPF enables you to do so in a seamless, resolution-independent manner. Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed is the authoritative book that covers it all, in a practical and approachable fashion, authored by .NET guru and Microsoft developer Adam Nathan. · Covers everything you need to know about Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) · Examines the WPF feature areas in incredible depth: controls, layout, resources, data binding, styling, graphics, animation, and more · Features a chapter on 3D graphics by Daniel Lehenbauer, lead developer responsible for WPF 3D · Delves into non-mainstream topics: speech, audio/video, documents, bitmap effects, and more · Shows how to create popular UI elements, such as features introduced in the 2007 Microsoft Office System: Galleries, ScreenTips, custom control layouts, and more · Demonstrates how to create sophisticated UI mechanisms, such as Visual Studio-like collapsible/dockable panes · Explains how to develop and deploy all types of applications, including navigation-based applications, applications hosted in a Web browser, and applications with great-looking non-rectangular windows · Explains how to create first-class custom controls for WPF · Demonstrates how to create hybrid WPF software that leverages Windows Forms, ActiveX, or other non-WPF technologies · Explains how to exploit new Windows Vista features in WPF applications