which javascript frameworks have (or can) been used in javascript app stores RRS feed

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  • Hi all,

    I am a .net developer and want to learn windows store apps. I have a common question about windows app stores based on javascript. 

    which javascript frameworks (jquery, knockout, node or...) are being used or can be used building windows store apps with javascript ?


    Monday, January 7, 2013 6:45 PM


  • Hi Medes71,

    For Windows Store javascript/HTML app development, you can use the built-in "Windows Library for javascript" to handle most basic cases. and Visual Studio 2012 provides some Windows Store javascript project template which has included many pre-generated code which demonstrate the general workflow and coding style of windows store javascript/html app.

    #JavaScript project templates for Windows Store apps

    the following free ebook is strongly recommended for developers using html+js to build windows store apps:

    #Free ebook: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

    And for 3rd party js library, you can surely use them (such as JQuery) to help on implementing some UI or function logics. But since the windows store app programming model has some difference from traditional web page based web applications, you need to fully test the 3rd party js library when using them in your windows store app. The following MSDN references introduces something about the difference between Windows Store html/js app and normal web browser and web page based web app:

    #Windows Store apps using JavaScript versus traditional web apps (Windows)

    #HTML, CSS, and JavaScript features and differences (Windows Store apps) (Windows)

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    • Marked as answer by Medes71 Tuesday, January 8, 2013 8:14 AM
    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 2:14 AM

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