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Mastering Windows 8 C++ App Development by Pavel Yosifovich

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Creating your first Store application

Enough talk. It's time to open Visual Studio and create a simple Store app in C++, looking at some of its characteristics. We'll delve deeper into the way a Windows Store app is built in the next chapter.

Store apps must be created using Visual Studio 2012 (or later) running on Windows 8 (or later); although Visual Studio 2012 runs on Windows 7, it cannot be used for developing Store apps on that OS.

Let's open Visual Studio 2012 and create a new Store application project in C++ by selecting the Windows Store node under the Visual C++ node:

Creating your first Store application

Select Blank App (XAML) on the right and enter CH01.HelloLive in the

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