Pro Windows 8 Development with HTML5 and JavaScript by Adam Freeman

By Adam Freeman

Apps are on the middle of home windows eight, bringing wealthy and fascinating reports to either pill and machine clients. home windows eight makes use of the home windows Runtime (WinRT), an entire reimagining of home windows improvement that helps a number of programming languages and is equipped on HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. those functions are the way forward for home windows improvement and JavaScript is ideal language to use this intriguing and versatile environment.

Seasoned writer Adam Freeman explains tips to get the main from WinRT and home windows eight by means of targeting the good points you wish to your undertaking. He begins with the nuts-and-bolts and exhibits you every little thing via to complex beneficial properties, going in-depth to provide you the data you need.

Each subject is roofed truly and concisely and is jam-packed with the main points you want to learn how to be really potent. crucial positive aspects are given a no-nonsense in-depth remedy and chapters include examples that display either the facility and the subtlety of home windows eight, home windows Runtime and Javascript.

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After you have gone through the process, you’ll end up with an activation code for Visual Studio. You will also need a developer license, which is free as well. When you first start Visual Studio 2012, you will be prompted to obtain a license—it takes only a second and, once again, it requires the Microsoft account you created earlier. Optional Equipment A Windows 8 PC and Visual Studio are all you need to write apps, but some app features are more readily understood if you have a device with orientation sensors.

FontSize property to increase the size of the text. 26 CHAPTER 2 ■ GETTING STARTED USING BROWSER QUIRKS IN APP DEVELOPMENT Being able to locate HTML elements by their id attribute values is very useful, but it is not a standard DOM feature and so it is classified as a browser quirk. k In web app development, you will have learned to avoid browser quirks because you need to support a wide array of browsers and you don’t want to tie your app to browser-specific features. Things are different in the world of app development.

What Do I Need to Know Before I Read This Book? You need to know how to write a simple web app, using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You need to understand HTML elements and attributes, CSS styles, and JavaScript concepts such as functions and events. You don’t have to be an expert in any of these technologies, but you do need some experience. I don’t provide an introduction to web development in this book, and you will struggle to follow the examples if you are new to the world of web technologies.

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