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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 16. Using Contracts and Extensions

What You’ll Learn This Hour:

• Identifying the differences between a contract and an extension

• Using the File Open Picker contract

• Using the Print extension

• Making use of the Settings extension

• Implementing the Contact Picker extension

• Using the Search contract

• Understanding how the remaining contracts and extensions work

Windows 8 exposes extensions we can tie into. The API also has contracts that we can expose and consume to integrate with other apps. Using extensions can really help an app feel integrated into Windows and work well with other apps that exist today—and those that are yet to be created.

Hour 5, “Understanding Microsoft Design Style Principles,” discussed the principle of ...

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