Windows Store apps for Absolute Beginners with C#

Ready to make money and share your great Windows 8 app ideas with the world?  Not sure where to start?  Start here!  Over the course of 34 lessons, our friend Bob Tabor from will teach you the fundamentals of Windows Store app development by walking you through building the Contoso Cookbook Hands On Labs.  Bob provides plenty of commentary, insight and encouragement to help you understand the basics of page layout with XAML, binding to collections of data and working with the features of Windows 8 exposed through the Windows Runtime like the Search and Share charms, tiles and notifications, webcam and much, much more!  By the end of this series, you should be well on your way to becoming the "next big thing".


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  • Part 8: Understanding how Data Binding Works at Design Time
    9 minutes, 15 seconds
  • Part 6: Modifying the Grid App Template with Branding Elements
    10 minutes, 9 seconds
  • Part 13: Working with the GridView
    18 minutes, 25 seconds
  • Part 10: Understanding Change Notification
    19 minutes, 53 seconds
  • Part 33: Simulating Product Purchases
    11 minutes, 29 seconds
  • Part 32: Simulating App Purchases
    8 minutes, 35 seconds
  • Part 15: Implementing Type Converters
    16 minutes, 32 seconds
  • Part 21: Implementing an AppBar and Flyout
    9 minutes, 8 seconds
  • Part 25: Adding a Settings Command and Settings Flyout
    6 minutes, 59 seconds
  • Part 14: Modifying DataTemplates
    10 minutes, 21 seconds