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This blog post is actually the first of a blog post series where I'm going to explain you all you need to know in order to create a great Windows 8 App. Most of you won't even need all that I will be showing you but it's always good to know it if you need sometime. The subjects that I'll show are:
This blog post will cover the first topic on how to create a Windows 8 App based on the Visual Studio 2012 templates. I'll also explain the basic anatomy of a Window 8 project.
So, in order for you to create a Windows 8 App you just need two things: Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012. Visual Studio 2012 already comes with some Windows Store Apps templates:
For the purpose of this blog series I will choose the Grid App template since it is the one that has all the controls and styles we need. Just select the Grid App template and you'll see the following project structure.
Now that we created our App let's explore the project's anatomy a little bit further. I'll focus here on some of the files that will be important for this blog series.
Now that you know what is the anatomy of a Windows 8 App just press F5 and navigate in your App to understand how it goes.
See you on the next blog post where I'll explain you how to integrate Search in your App...