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Sams Teach Yourself Windows® 8 Apps with JavaScript and HTML5 in 24 Hours by Chad Carter

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Hour 3. Exploring the Windows Runtime (WinRT) and Windows Library for JavaScript (WinJS)

What You’ll Learn This Hour:

• What the Windows Runtime is

• What makes up the Windows Runtime API

• How to deal with language projections and Windows Metadata

• How to use many of the Windows Library for JavaScript controls

As we build our Windows Store apps, we rely heavily—in fact, almost entirely—on the Windows Runtime (WinRT) and its APIs. We also utilize the Windows Library for JavaScript (WinJS) during our development efforts in this book. We cover many details during this hour, from the actual WinRT APIs to the WinJS UI controls. We also look at how to use WinRT components made by other languages and some of the items to look out for when passing ...

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