WinRT Revealed

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Apress, Jun 19, 2012 - Computers - 92 pages

Windows 8 application development is an exciting topic these days. Windows 8 introduces WinRT, the API for accessing the operating system and the underlying hardware where Metro applications run. WinRT can be accessed through multiple development languages, including C++, .NET languages and JavaScript. Developers from all backgrounds can use their skills to build beautiful and fast Windows 8 applications.

Author Michael Mayberry takes you through a quick overview of this new addition in WinRT Revealed and will get you started quickly in developing Windows 8 applications in this new environment. Written at a brisk space and a no-nonsense style, you'll find exactly what you need to understand what's different in WinRT compared to what you know, and pointers on how to develop solid WinRT applications even before Windows 8's release.

What you’ll learn
  • What WinRT is
  • How to access WinRT
  • How to create WinRT components
  • Best practices for UI programming
Who this book is for

This book reaches out to all developers who are interesting in creating Windows 8 applications, for both consumers and enterprise. Microsoft’s introduction of a new runtime framework in WinRT raises questions. This book aims to answer those questions and prepare developers for building apps for Windows 8.

Table of Contents
  1. Introducing WinRT
  2. Building WinRT Components
  3. Building a .Net App With WinRT
  4. Reaching Beyond the App
  5. WinRT Resources

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About the author (2012)

Michael Mayberry has been writing software professionally for over 12 years. The vast majority of that time has been spent using Microsoft technologies. He currently serves as a software architect for a large nonprofit organization, using his skills to build CRM and BI solutions. As an enterprise-centered architect, he focuses on the integration of new technologies with existing systems. He aims to build solutions that unify the different areas within an organization in order to better accomplish the common goal.