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Morantex (2) [Avatar] Offline
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Something else seriously missing from the book is a detailed exploration of the Store App templates provided by Visual Studio, since this is the natural way for a beginner to start.

It would have been really helpful to create a project from scratch with say the Split App template and then show step by step how to adapt that to create an app for some suitable problem.

These template are intended for us to create a new store app and then customize that to our specific needs, the templates are an integral part of Visual Studio Store App development.

The templates include a navigation model a data model and so on - yet none of this is explained and the book pretty much has nothing to say about these templates.

For the learner who is using Visual Studio 2013 the book is of some use as a reference or for getting insight into certain areas but because the only model is discusses is MVVM and because MVVM Light doesn't work with Visual Studio 2013 the learner seeking to get a handle on an overall model is left out in the cold.