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Mastering Windows 8 C++ App Development by Pavel Yosifovich

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Chapter 3. Building UI with XAML

User interface and user experience play an important role with Windows 8 Store apps. A new design has been created for Store apps, now called modern design style (formerly known as Metro), with keywords such as "fast and fluid", "content first", and "touch centric". The app UI takes up the entire screen (except when in snap view), which makes the UI all the more important. In this chapter (and the next one), we'll discuss the way in which UI for Store apps is built, more on the technical level than on the actual design. Microsoft makes a lot of resources available online for the design part of the UI.

XAML

C++ Store applications typically use eXtensible Application Markup Language (XAML) as the main language for ...

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