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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook by Abhishek Sur

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Building your first Windows 8 style tiles application using JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS

If you are coming from a web environment, the new style of desktop application development environment supporting HTML5 and JavaScript to implement applications is your first class choice of development. HTML5 provides superior support of HTML5 to handle WinRT applications leveraging the existing skills of JavaScript and HTML that you already have.

Getting ready

Windows 8 style tiles application has some specific design principles that you need to follow. The layout that we need to follow has already been created as a project template inside Visual Studio 2012. Let us go ahead and create a blank JavaScript application from Visual Studio for the time being. ...

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