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  • I'm trying to create a app based on an idea I have but I'm a horrible programmer. I have tried the labs, looked at samples, read ebooks. Nothing really helps. I actually feel more confused then before. I can design ok but I need help on the coding parts. Can anyone offer assistance or maybe point me the right direction for tutoring assistance. I'm willing to learn but I need some hand holding, most of the materials assume that you know code.

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:58 PM

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  • Hi,

    #Create your first Windows Store app using JavaScript

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br211385.aspx


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    Monday, October 29, 2012 9:41 AM
  • Hi darrellw59,

    For programming and coding part for developing windows store app (with html/js or .NET), I think the most effeicient learning approach is watching some video and exploring the windows store app samples:

    #Windows Store app samples
    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps

    Also, the Visual Studio 2012 has provided several built-in project templates for you to quickly get started on Windows Store javascript app developing. You can create a new project via those templateds and explored the auto-generatd code and sync with the video or tutorials you have followed.

    #Develop Windows Store apps using Visual Studio 2012
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br211384.aspx

    #JavaScript project templates for Windows Store apps
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh758331.aspx

    In addition, as you mentioned you're more design oriented, then I think the Blend for Visual Studio 2012 is the tool you need to get familar with. Blend is dedicated to UI designing for Windows Store app (both javascript based and .NET based). So when you want to design and adjust the UI look of your windows store app, you'd probably use Blend instead of visual studio (especially for javascript app since visual studio 2012 doesn't provide WYSIWYG editor for html code of windows store javascript project.


    #Using Blend to Design HTML5 Windows 8 Application (Part I): Overview and Hello World
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dorischen/archive/2012/09/13/using-blend-to-design-html5-windows-8-application-part-i-overview-and-hello-world.aspx

    #Getting Started: Authoring HTML for Windows 8 Apps using Blend for VS 2012
    http://blendinsider.com/technical/getting-started-authoring-html-for-windows-8-apps-using-blend-for-vs-2012-2012-08-30/


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    • Marked as answer by darrellw59 Friday, November 2, 2012 4:22 AM
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 3:12 AM
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  • I'm trying to create a app based on an idea I have but I'm a horrible programmer. I have tried the labs, looked at samples, read ebooks. Nothing really helps. I actually feel more confused then before. I can design ok but I need help on the coding parts. Can anyone offer assistance or maybe point me the right direction for tutoring assistance. I'm willing to learn but I need some hand holding, most of the materials assume that you know code.

    I installed Visual Studio Express 12 for Windows 8 and I do not know how to use it. I may need some help because I bought a book called Beginning Visual Basic 2012, but it shows me Visual Studio 11 Beta. The names shown on start up are confusing compared to Visual Basic 2010 Express.
    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 2:38 AM