Windows 8.1 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript Unleashed

Windows 8.1 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript Unleashed

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Take advantage of your existing JavaScript and HTML skills to build apps for Windows 8.1 and add them to the Windows Store. Ita€™s a remarkable opportunitya€”and best-selling Microsoft web development author Stephen Walther will show you how to take full advantage of it. Offering the same deep insight and practical code that has made his ASP.NET Unleashed the #1 ASP.NET book of all time, Walther covers everything you need to build outstanding Windows Store apps with JavaScript and HTML5. He guides you through using Microsofta€™s WinJS 2.0 library to develop apps for Windows 8.1a€”you learn how to use JavaScript templates, controls, and data binding. Youa€™ll find in-depth coverage of everything from displaying data with a ListView control to supporting SkyDrive cloud storage, creating games to using IndexedDB and HTML5 forms. Extensively updated for the release of Windows 8.1, this book covers all of the new features of the WinJS 2.0 library such as the Repeater, SearchBox, WebView, and NavBar controls and the new WinJS Scheduler. This book has been updated with a new sample app that demonstrates how to build a Windows Store app that interacts with Windows Azure Mobile Services. If youa€™re a web developer, Windows 8 gives you millions of new potential customers to buy your appsa€”and you already have many of the skills youa€™ll need to reach them. Get this book, master the tools and techniques you dona€™t already knowa€”and go after that huge new market! Detailed information on how toa€b Get your app published in the Windows Store Use JavaScript controls such as the Tooltip, Rating, DatePicker, and FlipView controls Thoroughly master using the WinJS ListView control to display, sort, and filter data Use new controls introduced with Windows 8.1 such as the Repeater, WebView, NavBar, and SearchBox controls Implement Windows Search and Share contracts Use HTML5 Canvas to build arcade games Store data on the local file system, via Windows Azure Mobile Services or in IndexedDB databases Use Live Services to authenticate users, retrieve user profiles, and interact with SkyDrive Create custom WinJS controls with Page Controls Build apps that gracefully adapt to different screen resolutions and orientations Take pictures from your computera€™s webcam and play sounds 8.1 AppsAfter you log in to the portal, you can create a new Mobile Service by clicking the tab on the left of the page (see Figure 10.1). You create a new ... You first need to import your Windows Azure subscriptions into Visual Studio. Open the Serveranbsp;...

Title:Windows 8.1 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript Unleashed
Author:Stephen Walther
Publisher:Sams Publishing - 2013-12-23


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