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Patterns & Practices: Developing an end-to-end Windows Store app using C++ and XAML: Hilo (Windows)

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Patterns & Practices: Developing an end-to-end Windows Store app using C++ and XAML: Hilo (Windows)

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The Patterns & Practices team have been busy and have just released their latest sample called Hilo.

The Hilo end-to-end photo sample provides guidance to C++ developers that want to create a Windows 8 app using modern C++, XAML, the Windows Runtime, and recommended development patterns. Hilo comes with source code and documentation.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How to use modern C++, asynchronous programming, XAML, and the Windows Runtime to build a world-ready app for the global market. The Hilo source code includes support for four languages and all world calendars.
  • How to implement tiles, pages, controls, touch, navigation, file system queries, suspend/resume, and localization.
  • How to implement Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) and Repository patterns.
  • How to test your app and tune its performance.

Note   If you're new to XAML, read XAML overview to learn more about its purpose and syntax. Read Tutorial: Create your first Windows Store app using C++ to learn how to create a small Windows Store app with C++ and XAML. Then, download Hilo to see a complete app that demonstrates recommended implementation patterns.

Find out more and Download the Sample!

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  • Can't wait to check it out!  Thanks for putting this together.

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