Programming Windows

Programming Windows

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Reimagined for full-screen and touch-optimized apps, Windows 8 provides a platform for reaching new users in new ways. In response, programming legend Charles Petzold is rewriting his classic Programming Windowsa€”one of the most popular programming books of all timea€”to show developers how to use existing skills and tools to build Windows 8 apps. Programming Windows, Sixth Edition focuses on creating Windows 8 apps accessing the Windows Runtime with XAML and C#. The book also provides C++ code samples. The Sixth Edition is organized in two parts: Part I, a€œElementals, a€ begins with the interrelationship between code and XAML, basic event handling, dynamic layout, controls, templates, asynchronous processing, the application bar, control customization, and collections. You should emerge from Part I ready to create sophisticated page-oriented collection-based user interfaces using the powerful ListView and GridView controls. Part II, a€œSpecialties, a€ explores topics you might not need for every program but are essential to a well-rounded education in Windows 8. These include multitouch, bitmap graphics, interfacing with share and search facilities, printing, working with the sensors (GPS and orientation), text, obtaining input from the stylus (including handwriting recognition), accessing web services, calling Win32 and DirectX functions, and bringing your application to the Windows 8 app store.It might seem reasonable that an a€œAny CPUa€ C# project can reference an a€œx64a€ C++ project, but that is not the case. ... C# x64 and C++ x64 running on an Intel 64-bit processor a–i C# x86 and C++ Win32 running on an Intel 32-bit or 64-bit ... If you have an ARM-based machine running Windows 8a€”such as the initial release of the Microsoft Surface machinesa€”you probably want to test your programs on it.

Title:Programming Windows
Author:Charles Petzold
Publisher:Pearson Education - 2013-01-15


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