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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 C# and XAML

XAML is the local .NET language that is also supported while building a Windows 8 style tiles application. Just like HTML5, XAML is an XML-based design language that has the inherent capability of working with .NET languages and is built on top of .NET. XAML is important to define the UI while the code is written either in C# or VB.NET or any .NET language supported by WinRT. In this recipe we are going to use XAML and C# to work with our Windows 8 style applications.

Getting ready

Let us start the recipe by creating a blank XAML based Windows 8 style application. When the application is open, you will see a file called App.xaml opened for you. This file provides the main ...

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