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Build Windows® 8 Apps with Microsoft® Visual C#® and Visual Basic® Step by Step

by Paolo Pialorsi Roberto Brunetti Luca Regnicoli

<div><p>NOTE: This book is based on Windows 8 Release Preview; its content and publication date will be updated for final Windows 8 software.\n</p><p>Teach yourself how to build Windows 8 applications using Microsoft&#174; .NET Framework 4.5 with Microsoft Visual C# 2012 or Visual Basic 2012&#8212;one step at a time. Ideal for those with intermediate to advanced .NET development skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for creating apps that easily adapt to different screen sizes&#8212;including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and slates.</p></div>

Build Windows® 8 Apps with Microsoft® Visual C++® Step by Step

by Paolo Pialorsi Roberto Brunetti Luca Regnicoli

Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building Windows 8 apps with Microsoft® Visual C++® Teach yourself how to build Windows 8 applications using the Visual C++ language--one step at a time. Ideal for those with intermediate to advanced C++ development skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for creating apps that can adapt to different screen sizes--including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and slates. Discover how to: Build apps using Windows 8 design guidelines Explore the Windows 8 application architecture Apply tools and libraries from Microsoft® Visual Studio® and the Windows 8 SDK Use XAML to create touch-optimized user interfaces Create apps that make use of device sensors Manage the Windows 8 application lifecycle Prepare your app for the Windows Store

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Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the Help Center.

Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.

  • Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.