Free Second Preview: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Free Second Preview: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

The second preview edition of “Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript” by Kraig Brockschmidt is available from Microsoft Press for free in pdf format. The book currently contains 12 chapters and it will be expanded and other ebook formats will be available with the complete book.  Sample code also can be downloaded.

Description

This book is about writing Metro style apps for Windows 8 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.

The new chapters cover collection controls (everything you wanted to know about ListView!), layout (especially view states), commanding UI (app bars, message dialogs, and their friends), the all-important topic of managing state, a close look at input and sensors (a form of input, really), media, animations, and contracts (share, search, the file pickers, and contacts). The earlier preview chapters (1-4) have also been updated and refined.

Table of Contents

  • The Life Story of a Metro Style App: Platform Characteristics of Windows 8
  • Quickstart
  • App Anatomy and Page Navigation
  • Controls, Control Styling, and Basic Data Binding
  • Collections and Collection Controls
  • Layout
  • Commanding UI
  • State, Settings, Files, and Documents
  • Input and Sensors
  • Media
  • Purposeful Animations
  • Contracts

Book Details

Author(s): Kraig Brockschmidt
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Format(s): PDF
File size: 13.50 MB
Number of pages: 537
Link: Download.








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