Beginning Windows 8 Application Development – XAML Edition by Kyle Burns

By Kyle Burns

Starting home windows eight program improvement – XAML version introduces you to the home windows eight sleek app layout paradigm and the hot home windows eight programming version constructed round this paradigm. You’ll learn how to construct wealthy, immersive functions designed to run at the many units that would be powered by way of home windows 8.
With the advent of home windows eight, once more Microsoft has re-envisioned the best way that computers and units should be used and functions should be inbuilt an international that has develop into way more attached. The home windows eight glossy UI variety is much greater than a programming version and starting home windows eight program improvement – XAML variation takes you past the syntax of any improvement language. We learn the standards reminiscent of UX (User Experience), social integration, and holding information and settings throughout a number of units.

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Background: This property controls the Brush that is used for the background of the control. Notice that the term Brush is used as opposed to color. This is because the Windows Runtime API defines a Brush as an abstract class that defines how a region is to be painted. A Brush is not limited to a solid color but can be configured to output complex renderings such as gradients and images. • DataContext: This property does not impact the way the control looks but can be important when used with data binding, which I will discuss in Chapter 8.

Notice how no effort was put into making it look like a Windows application; it instead focuses on the information and what will happen with different interactions. Figure 3-5. Wireframe Visual Design After the wireframes for the application are agreed upon, some project teams will pass the wireframes to a visual designer, who will use a tool such as Microsoft’s Expression Blend to turn the ideas in the wireframes into a visually appealing interface. Ideally, the designer will follow the guidelines in the Windows Design Language and the Swiss design style to produce an application that has a consistent look and feel with other Windows 8 applications.

A Border can be placed on a page using the following XAML: 50 CHAPTER 5 ■ XAML Controls in the Visual Studio Toolbox: The Common Controls This causes a border to be rendered on the page similar to what is shown in Figure 5-8. Figure 5-8. A Border without contents Put into a more realistic context, the following XAML will be rendered on the page as shown in Figure 5-9: Figure 5-9.

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