The gradebook sample application showcases how to use Portable Class Libraries to demonstrate sharing logic across application platform targets including Windows Desktop and the Windows Store. The app then follows the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern to bind to the data. We use this approach to create classes and objects that can be reused in various client applications.
I have to say it: Windows 8* Style UI programming is a lot of fun. One thing I like is how it's so easy to incorporate multi-touch support. After writing some sample code the other day, I thought I would share my findings.
By Dale Taylor
Sensor Explorer [PDF 287KB]
This document explains how to access the sensor information in Win8 using the Desktop C++ interface. Here, I’ll walk you through a fully functioning sample application you can use as a reference, modify, and build at your convenience. You’ll see exactly how to assemble all of the components into a working program.