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Start creating apps to distribute to Microsoft Windows desktops, tablets, and phones. This course lays the groundwork for coding and distributing your very first app for Windows 8. First, explore the XAML and C# syntax and the tools for developing your code, including Visual Studio and Expression Blend. Then discover how to lay out your app's interface; add color, transforms, and page-to-page navigation; handle orientation changes for mobile devices; respond to events; and accept input via controls and touch gestures. Author and avid developer Walt Ritscher also shows how to configure Windows Tiles, which makes your app accessible, and charms, which allow you to search your app, change its settings, or share app data. Plus, learn advanced techniques for viewing, editing, and storing data and system files.
Thanks for watching Building Windows Store Apps Essential Training Course. Now that you've seen the core features of WinRT applications, you are ready to create your own fabulous applications. WinRT is a big platform and has many topics not included in this series. That gives you a great opportunity to dig in and continue learning. Silverlight and Window Store Apps share a lot of XAML concepts. I encourage you to watch the Silverlight 5 Essential Training to learn more about XAML. Don't forget these videos are always available here at lynda.com.
So if you need a quick refresher session, you can come back to the site and review the topic again. Once again I'm Walt Ritscher, I write about XAML and UI topics on my blog, at xamlwonderland.com. You can follow me at twitter.com/waltritscher or learn more about my Shazzam pixel shader utility at shazzam-tool.com. I always have something cooking when it comes to .net, so look me up at the next convention or invite me over to speak at your user group.
Now go create something great.
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