Metro Style Apps Using C#, Part 1: Getting Started

with Ken Getz

Microsoft has released the Release Preview version of Windows 8, the next release of Windows, along with release candidate 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 Metro style applications, using the Metro application framework. This framework is available both for XAML developers using C#, VB, or C++; and HTML developers using JavaScript. Learning to create Metro style applications requires a bit of a learning curve, but it is not nearly as steep as the learning curve for the .NET Framework ten years ago. This course introduces the new platform from a perspective of a developer, and focuses on getting started building Metro style applications for Windows 8 using C# and XAML.

Course Outline