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 21: Implementing an AppBar and Flyout
    9 minutes, 8 seconds
  • Part 20: Implementing the Search Contract
    19 minutes, 57 seconds
  • Part 25: Adding a Settings Command and Settings Flyout
    6 minutes, 59 seconds
  • Part 19: Implementing the Share Contract
    9 minutes, 25 seconds
  • Part 18: Enabling Semantic Zooming
    7 minutes, 41 seconds
  • Part 31: Detecting Trial Versions
    15 minutes, 54 seconds
  • Part 29: Incorporating Push Notifications
    11 minutes, 10 seconds
  • Part 26: Saving User Preferences
    11 minutes, 20 seconds
  • Part 24: Lifetime Management - Saving and Restoring State
    17 minutes, 3 seconds
  • Part 28: Enabling Secondary Tiles
    10 minutes, 13 seconds