You can take your existing HTML5/CSS3/JS skills to create first class apps in Windows 8. Not BROWSER based apps. Windows 8 apps. You can package them up, and sell them in the Windows Store, and make real money with them. Cool!
I’ve had the privilege over the past month to present what I have learned about Windows 8 HTML5/JS apps to the San Diego HTML5, and the San Diego JS meetups. If you happened to miss either of those, or just want to see why I am excited about it in general you can:
Version: This article is being written on 06/21/2012 using Windows 8 Release Preview as a reference.
When creating Metro Style apps with XAML, we declare instances of objects defined in the family of Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls namespaces, as well as some others. These namespaces are provided as part of the WIndows API for Metro Style apps, They are included with the Windows SDK which is automatically referenced by the Visual Studio project templates.
I have a problem of wanting to blog things only after I have figured them out. This time, I’m going to try a different approach and blog as I go. That means I’ll probably have to correct myself at some point in the future. But if you want to learn along with me, then you’ll have to experience the bumps and sharp turns with me as well.