Windows 8 Metro Style App Development Useful links for Beginner

Metro apps are touch-screen-friendly apps written especially for Microsoft’s WinRT programming interfaces.
ARM-based Windows RT devices, such as the Surface tablet, will require Metro apps. Devices running Windows 8 are expected to be able to run both Metro apps and Win32 apps. According to Microsoft developer Jensen Harris, these apps are to be optimized for touchscreen environments and will be more specialized than current desktop applications. Apps can run either in a full-screen mode, or be snapped to the side of a screen. Apps can provide toast notifications on screen or animate their tiles on the Start screen with dynamic content. Apps can use “contracts”; a collection of hooks to provide common functionality that can integrate with other apps, including search and sharing.
Windows Store apps run within a new set of APIs known as Windows Runtime, which supports programming languages such as C, C++, Visual Basic .NET, C#, along with HTML5 and JavaScript.

The following links are useful to learn the Windows 8 Metro apps :

MSDN Tutorials

Windows 8 Metro Style App Development Official Website

MSDN always would be a great place to start.

Getting started developing apps for Windows 8

Windows Metro App Development Phase

Language Based Tutorials
For C#/VB and XAML –
For HTML/JavaScript –
For C++/XAML –
For C++ and DirectX –

Videos Tutorials

Channel 9 –
CodeProject TV –

Microsoft Virtual Academy –
Developing Windows Store Apps with HTML5 Jump Start
Planning and Preparing for Windows 8
Windows 8 UX Design Jump Start

Sample Codes

This is not a book but set of codes that may help you understand the basics of Windows 8 Application Development. These codes also contain Samples for Javascript and C++.

Windows 8 Metro Apps Templates

Free ebook: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
The PDF version of the Apress book Metro Revealed: Building Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript by Adam Freeman is available as a free download from Microsoft


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