Free Microsoft Press eBook: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Free Microsoft Press eBook: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Microsoft Press has released the complete version of “Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript”, by Kraig Brockschmidt, with 17 chapters as a free eBook in pdf format. It provides comprehensive coverage of the platform for Windows Store apps.


This book is about writing Windows Store apps using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Our primary focus will be on applying these web technologies within the Windows 8 platform, where there are unique considerations, and not on exploring the details of those web technologies themselves. For the most part, then, I’m assuming that you’re already at least somewhat conversant with these standards. We will cover some of the more salient areas like the CSS grid, which is central to app layout, but otherwise I trust that you’re capable of finding appropriate references for most everything else.

Table of Contents

  • The Life Story of a Windows Store App: Platform Characteristics of Windows 8
  • Quickstart
  • App Anatomy and Page Navigation
  • Controls, Control Styling, and Data Binding
  • Collections and Collection Controls
  • Layout
  • Commanding UI
  • State, Settings, Files, and Documents
  • Input and Sensors
  • Media
  • Purposeful Animations
  • Contracts
  • Tiles, Notifications, the Lock Screen, and Background Tasks
  • Networking
  • Devices and Printing
  • WinRT Components: An Introduction
  • Apps for Everyone: Accessibility, World-Readiness, and the Windows Store

Book Details

Author(s): Kraig Brockschmidt
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Format(s): PDF
File size: 17.95 MB
Number of pages: 833
Link: Book details page. | Direct download link.

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