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<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® .NET Framework 4.5 with Microsoft Visual C# 2012 or Visual Basic 2012—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—including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and slates.</p></div>
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
Design and develop great solutions using SharePoint 2013 Develop your business collaboration solutions quickly and effectively with the rich set of tools, classes, libraries, and controls available in Microsoft SharePoint 2013. With this practical reference, enterprise-development expert Paolo Pialorsi shows you how to extend and customize the SharePoint environment--and helps you sharpen your development skills. Ideal for ASP.NET developers with Microsoft .NET and C# knowledge. Discover how to: Create custom SharePoint apps and publish them in the Office Store Orchestrate your workflows with the new Workflow Manager 1.0 Access and manage your SharePoint data with the REST APIs Federate SharePoint with Windows Azure Access Control Services Customize your SharePoint 2013 UI for a better user experience Gain a thorough understanding of authentication and authorization
Get comprehensive guidance for using the Microsoft Language Integrated Query (LINQ) Project--with in-depth insights from two experienced developers. Data-rich applications can be difficult to create because of the tremendous differences between query languages used to access data and the programming languages commonly used to write applications. This practical guide covers the intricacies of LINQ, a set of extensions to the Visual C# and Visual Basic programming languages. Instead of traversing different language syntaxes required for accessing data from relational and hierarchical data sources, developers will learn how to write queries natively in Visual C# or Visual Basic--helping reduce complexity and boost productivity. Written by two experienced developers with strong ties to the developer teams at Microsoft, this book describes the LINQ architecture and classes, details the new language features in both Visual C# and Visual Basic, and provides code samples in both languages.
Dig into LINQ -- and transform the way you work with data. With LINQ, you can query data from a variety of sources -- including databases, objects, and XML files -- directly from Microsoft Visual Basic® or C#. Guided by data-access experts who've worked in depth with LINQ and the Microsoft development teams, you'll learn how .NET Framework 4 implements LINQ, and how to exploit it. Clear examples show you how to deliver your own data-access solutions faster and with leaner code. Discover how to: Use LINQ to query databases, object collections, arrays, XML, Microsoft Excel® files, and other sources Apply LINQ best practices to build data-enabled .NET applications and services Manipulate data in a relational database with ADO.NET Entity Framework or LINQ to SQL Read, write, and manage XML content more efficiently with LINQ to XML Extend LINQ to support additional data sources by creating custom operators and providers Examine other implementations, such as LINQ to SharePoint® Use LINQ within the data, business, and service layers of a distributed application Get code samples on the Web