Harness the power of C++ to develop amazing apps for Windows 8 using Packt’s New Book and eBook.

June 2013 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Mastering Windows 8 C++ App Development, a comprehensive guide to taking full advantage of C++ to develop store apps for the new Windows 8 platform. Packed with practical tutorials, this hands-on book will enhance readers' skills and help them create high quality Windows Store apps with ease.

About the Author: Pavel Yosifovich is a veteran software developer, consultant, and trainer on various software development topics, ranging from Windows internals to .NET enterprise systems. He's a Microsoft MVP and a frequent speaker at national events. Quiksee, a start-up company founded by Pavel, was acquired by Google in September 2010. Currently he is the CTO of CodeValue, an end-to-end software development firm.

Mastering Windows 8 C++ App Development empowers the reader to create Windows Store apps that use many of the new features and functionality available for Windows 8. Readers will discover how to harness the power of the new Windows Runtime with C++, combined with XAML to create amazing apps with fantastic user experiences.

The book starts by covering C++/CX, working with WinRT and interface design with XAML. It then dives into Windows 8 app development topics such as Live Tiles and Contracts, pattern based data binding, Model View ViewModel (MVVM), and finally leveraging WinRT with C++11 and Visual Studio 2012.

The book consists of the following chapters:

Chapter 1: Introduction to Windows 8 Apps

Chapter 2: COM and C++ for Windows 8 Store Apps

Chapter 3: Building UI with XAML

Chapter 4: Layout, Elements, and Controls

Chapter 5: Data Binding

Chapter 6: Components, Templates, and Custom Elements

Chapter 7: Applications, Tiles, Tasks, and Notifications

Chapter 8: Contracts and Extensions

Chapter 9: Packaging and the Windows Store

This book will be a useful resource for beginners or professional developers who want to utilize the combined power of COM, WinRT, C++/CX, and XAML to build Store apps for the new Windows 8 platform. For more details, please visit the book page at http://www.packtpub.com/mastering-windows-8-Cplusplus-app-development/book

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