Mastering Windows 8 C++ App Development

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Mastering Windows 8 C++ App Development By Pavel Yosifovich

2013 | 304 Pages | ISBN: 1849695024 | EPUB + PDF | 17 MB

Windows 8 provides an unprecedented opportunity for developers to create applications for a new and exciting platform, for an entirely new market. Leveraging modern C++ and the new Windows Runtime, this book guides you through the many facets of WinRT whilst using modern C++ features for ultimate power and performance.

"Mastering Windows 8 C++ App Development" shows you how to create Windows Store apps that use many of the new features and functionality available for Windows 8. You`ll discover how you can harness the power of the new Windows Runtime with C++ combined with XAML for the creation of fantastic user experiences.

Starting with coverage of C++/CX (a set of extensions that make working with WinRT easier) and user interface design with XAML, this book shows you how to use major Windows 8 features, including Live Tiles and Contracts, while leveraging common patterns such as data binding and the Model View ViewModel (MVVM). You`ll discover how WinRT works, its various capabilities, and how it can best be leveraged using C++11 and Visual Studio 2012.

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