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 1: Series Introduction
    31 minutes, 30 seconds
  • Part 2: Getting Started with the Grid App Template
    11 minutes, 31 seconds
  • Part 3: Introduction to XAML
    25 minutes, 59 seconds
  • Part 4: Introduction to XAML - Continued
    18 minutes, 42 seconds
  • Part 11: Working with JSON Data
    12 minutes, 45 seconds
  • Part 10: Understanding Change Notification
    19 minutes, 53 seconds
  • Part 34: Where to go from here?
    8 minutes, 30 seconds
  • Part 12: Working with Async Methods in the Windows Runtime
    9 minutes, 51 seconds
  • Part 5: Familiarizing Ourselves with the Grid App Template
    27 minutes, 36 seconds
  • Part 7: Data Binding and the SampleDataSource.cs
    24 minutes, 12 seconds