Windows 8.1 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript Unleashed

Windows 8.1 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript Unleashed

Book Description
Take advantage of your existing jаvascript and HTML skills to build apps for Windows 8.1 and add them to the Windows Store. It’s a remarkable opportunity—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 jаvascript and HTML5.
He guides you through using Microsoft’s WinJS 2.0 library to develop apps for Windows 8.1—you learn how to use jаvascript templates, controls, and data binding. You’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 you’re a web developer, Windows 8 gives you millions of new potential customers to buy your apps—and you already have many of the skills you’ll need to reach them. Get this book, master the tools and techniques you don’t already know—and go after that huge new market!
Detailed information on how to…
  • Get your app published in the Windows Store
  • Use jаvascript 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 computer’s webcam and play sounds 8.1 Apps


1. Building Windows Store Apps
2. WinJS Fundamentals
3. Observables, Bindings, and Templates
4. Using WinJS Controls
5. Creating Forms
6. Menus and Flyouts
7. Using the ItemContainer, Repeater, and FlipView Controls
8. Using the ListView Control
9. Creating Data Sources
10. Storing Data with Windows Azure
11. App Events and States
12. Page Fragments and Navigation
13. Creating Share and Search Contracts
14. Using the Live Connect API
15. Graphics and Games
16. Creating a Task List App

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