This blog post is mainly about the two development tools commonly used in developing Windows 8 style applications: Visual Studio 2012 and expression Blend for Visual Studio 2012, Windows 8 emulator Feature button Introduction and Visual Studio 2012 installation steps.
Let's start with a brief introduction to Visual Studio 2012 and expression Blend for Visual Studio 2012.
Visual Studio 2012:
1. Use the same designer for all supported development languages, including: C #, C + +, and VB;
2. Core editing user interface and Expression Blend sharing;
3. Consistent XAML parsing;
4. Use of shared user programmes at all possible locations;
5. Each tool is optimized for the target user and workflow;
For more information about Visual Studio 2012, please refer to the documentation in MSDN for the following address:
Expression Blend for Visual Studio 2012:
1. Use the same interface designer for all supported languages, including HTML and XAML;
2. The core editing user interface is shared with Visual Studio;
3. Solve complex design tasks;
4. In general, Visual Studio is responsible for coding, blend design;
In addition, for developers who develop Windows 8 style applications, simulators are an essential tool to fully test the application's proximity to the real device by setting different function buttons for the Operation simulator.