O'Reilly logo

Windows 8 Application Development with HTML5 For Dummies by Bill Sempf

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 4

Setting Up a Windows 8 App

In This Chapter

arrow Starting with a new project

arrow Using the templates for layout

arrow Helping the user navigate

If you are an accomplished web programmer, a knowledgeable mobile developer, or an experienced desktop guru looking to program for Windows 8, I have bad news. A lot of your skills will require a little alteration. Developing in Windows 8 makes use of a lot of your existing skills, but it also has a few “gotchas.”

The goal of this chapter is to fill you in on the gotchas. There will be a quiz at the end of this chapter to see how you did. (Just kidding. I think.)

In this chapter, I walk you through an entire application — focusing on the structure of the Windows 8 template. This application won’t do anything, but that’s okay. I show you a lot of code that does neat stuff later on in this book.

Getting Started in Visual Studio

I gave you a glimpse of Visual Studio in Chapter 1, but that isn’t the only tool in our arsenal. A number of editions of Visual Studio are available for pay and for free. The various versions appeal to a number of different audiences.

Table 4-1 breaks down the different editions of Visual Studio.

Table 4-1 Visual Studio Editions ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required