Windows 8 Using XAML: Bindings, Shapes, Animation

with expert Ken Getz

Microsoft has released Windows 8, the next release of Windows, along with the release versions of Visual Studio 2012 and Expression Blend 2012. These new versions allow developers to get started today in creating applications hosted on this exciting new operating system. Although all Windows 7 applications should run fine, the new “look and feel” for Windows 8 requires developers to learn how to create Windows Store-style applications, using the Windows 8 application framework. This framework is available both for XAML developers using C#, VB, or C++; and HTML developers using JavaScript. Learning to create Windows Store style applications requires a bit of a learning curve, but it’s not nearly as steep as the learning curve for the .NET Framework ten years ago. This course introduces the new platform from a developer’s perspective, and focuses on getting started building applications for Windows 8 using C# and XAML.

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