by Stian

Free e-book: Programming Windows 8 Apps

Now hat Windows 8 Release Preview is out, Microsoft wishes to celebrate this by giving away a free e-book to get started developing apps for Windows 8.

You can download the PDF version here (4.34 MB)programming_win_8_apps
Examples from the book can be download here (27.5 MB)

Content:

Chapter 1 The Life Story of a Metro Style App: Platform Characteristics of Windows 8
Chapter 2 Quickstart
Chapter 3 App Anatomy and Page Navigation
Chapter 4 Controls, Control Styling, and Basic Data Binding
Chapter 5 Collections and Collection Controls
Chapter 6 Layout
Chapter 7 Metro Style Commanding UI
Chapter 8 State, Settings, Files, and Documents
Chapter 9 Input and Sensors
Chapter 10 Media
Chapter 11 Purposeful Animations
Chapter 12 Contracts
Chapter 13 Tiles, Notifications, the Lock Screen, and Background Tasks
Chapter 14 Networking
Chapter 15 Devices and Printing
Chapter 16 Extensions
Chapter 17 Apps for Everyone: Localization, Accessibility, and the Windows Store
Chapter 18 Services