By Adam Freeman

The most important gains for constructing on Microsoft’s eagerly expected home windows eight working approach are unveiled during this fast paced 80-pageprimer. home windows eight comprises the progressive Metro program framework for development dynamic and responsive touch-enabled functions that concentrate on either computers and cellular devices.

With the legit free up of home windows eight looming ever nearer, skilled writer Adam Freeman invitations you to take a crash direction in Metro improvement. utilizing XAML and C#, he guarantees you know the alterations which are being made to home windows improvement practices and places you at the correct path to making leading edge and stylish functions for this most recent evolution of the world’s such a lot profitable working system.
What you’ll learn
* Create and configure Metro purposes
* enforce a touch-enabled person interface
* shop facts and alertness kingdom utilizing the Metro endurance version
* entry distant information utilizing Metro networking
* package deal and install your Metro program to the app shop

Who this booklet is for
This ebook is for early-adopters of the home windows eight working approach operating with the shopper Preview so one can be prior to the curve in figuring out the recent methods of operating that the working process introduces.

Table of Contents
* growing the UI
* Responding to the consumer
* garage and endurance
* NetworkingPackaging and Deployment
* those chapters are supported by way of a considerable stand by myself code pattern.

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You must ensure that you have selected the correct orientation and resolution in the simulator if you want to experiment with snapping. The loss of 320 pixels to make room for the snapped app doesn’t cause a lot of disruption for most apps. The problems start to appear when your app is moved from the filled to the snapped view, which you can see on the right of the figure. Clearly, the app needs to adapt to the new layout, and in the sections that follow I’ll show you the different mechanisms available for doing just that.

I like to define my flyouts as user controls, which are like snippets of XAML elements and a code-behind file. xaml, the contents of which you can see in Listing 3-6. Listing 3-6. org/markup-compatibility/2006" mc:Ignorable="d" d:DesignHeight="130" d:DesignWidth="350"> As the file name suggests, this flyout will allow the user to change the value of the HomeZipCode property in the view model.

Listing 3-3. Name="New Item" Click="AppBarButtonClick"/> … 38 CHAPTER 3 ■ appbars, flyouts, and navigation Creating Custom AppBar Button Styles An alternative approach is to define your own styles for your AppBar buttons. Listing 3-4 shows a style I added to my resource dictionary for this purpose. Listing 3-4. Name and Content properties. You can go further and redefine some of the core characteristics of the underlying style, but you run the risk of departing from the standard Metro appearance and experience that your users will expect.

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