Hands-on labs for Store apps – Windows app development

Hands-on labs for Windows 8

This is a series of eight hands-on lab modules that guide you through development of Contoso Cookbook, a realistic Windows Store app that incorporates many of the key new features available in Windows 8. You'll learn to work with Windows 8 controls, contracts, tiles and notifications, the Windows Store APIs, and other Windows 8 features. Choose the version of the lab series for the programming language you prefer: JavaScript and HTML, or C# and Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML).

Note: Contoso Cookbook and the related labs are being updated for Windows 8.1. When these labs are complete, they will be available here.

System requirements

  • Supported operating systems: Windows 8
  • Also required: Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

Instructions

  1. Click one of the Download links on this page. Choose the one for the programming language that you prefer.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To start the installation immediately, click Open.
    • To save the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save.
    • To cancel the installation, click Cancel.