Windows 8 Special Issue Code Downloads
|Azure Insider - Windows 8 and Microsoft Azure: Convergence in the Cloud
The inaugural edition of our Azure Insider column describes how to build a simple cloud-hosted service to support asynchronous clients, then shows you how easy it is to call into a Web service from a Windows Store application to retrieve data.
|MVVM - Using the MVVM Pattern in Windows 8
The Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) design pattern achieves a separation of logic and UX in Windows Store applications and also enables UX designers to create and test UIs without the existence of the underlying logic. Learn how to create an application using the MVVM design pattern in Visual Studio 12, using the MVVM Light Toolkit.
|Windows Runtime and C++ - Porting Desktop Applications to the Windows Runtime
Diego Dagum discusses how to port C++ desktop applications to the Windows Runtime Library, using a sample calculator application as a practical example.
|Windows Runtime Components - Windows Runtime Components in a .NET World
Jeremy Likness walks you through the requirements needed to create a Windows Runtime Component in C#, how to reference and use it, and how it impacts other language selections when developing Windows Store applications.
|XAML and C++ - Introducing C++/CX and XAML
Learn how to take advantage of a modern, XAML-based UI framework in C++ to build Windows Store apps.