Everything you need to know about creating Windows 8 Store applications. The course begins with an overview of Windows 8 and its principle design features, continues with a discussion of the principal controls used to build apps, and takes you all the way through submitting an application to the store. Along the way there is in-depth coverage of the presentation and manipulation of data, including data storage and data binding. You'll also come to understand and control the application lifecycle and handle asynchronous operations. Finally, you'll see how to implement charms with contracts and how to keep your application alive and engaging.