Windows Client

W01 Windows 8 HTML/JS Apps for the ASP.NET Developer


9:15am - 10:30am

Level: Introductory

Adam Tuliper

Principal Software Engineer, DX


Get up and running quickly to develop your Windows 8 applications.

As ASP.NET developers we've harnessed the power of HTML, JavaScript, libraries, controls, C#/VB.NET, and more to develop some of the finest applications. Armed with your existing HTML/JavaScript/CSS knowledge, know that your languages are first-class citizens in the Windows 8 world. This talk leads you through the similarities and differences between the platforms, controls, data binding, navigation, and more all to get you up and running quickly to develop your Windows 8 applications. Love your current language too? No problem, we'll cover how to include other managed code in an HTML/JS application as well. Are you considering this technology for your enterprise? We'll cover what the side loading process is as well for enterprise app loading. We'll talk about other framework integration too such as jQuery and Knockout.

Wondering if the time is right for you to develop a Windows 8 app? Windows 8 currently has a reach of over 140 million installations - each with access to the Store application that is installed by default so let's get started now!

You will learn:

  • How Windows Store HTML/JS applications are structured
  • When and how to use your existing assets in Windows Store projects
  • The basics of what WinJS is and when to use it for your code