|By Jayaram Krishnaswamy||
|June 22, 2014 09:49 PM EDT||
It is implemented as a Visual Studio template that you can install as a one-click installer. With this installed you can create a project of type 'Web App template'. All you need to do is to make changes to the config file (in JSON format) with your application values and voila! you have a Store application. You must give Internet permissions to your app.
The Windows Store app is built during run time taking your Web App and the configuration data. This image is sourced from Microsoft Web Site.
The template allows you to add (or hide) the required items to perform as Store App embellishing with back button, navigation, Offline support etc. Your Web app will also be touch friendly & responsive giving it all the frills of a Store App.
These extra things can be added to make your web app as a full fledged store app.
- Back Buttons
- Nav Bar / App Bar
- Charm Integration
- Live Tiles
- Secondary Tiles
- Offline support
- Visual management
- URL Control
- Authentication Integration
- Logging and error handling
It is not part of the Visual Studio Express 2013 Windows Update 2 download. You need to bring it in separately. There are some requirements:
You need to have Visual Studio 2013 (Windows Store Express, Pro or Ultimate) or later and a machine or VM running Windows 8.1. The Windows Phone 8 template requires that you have the Windows Phone SDK or Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone.
You can install from here:
I could get the template installed and start working with it in VS2013 Express for Windows.
This informative video describes WebView in the context of a web application and the Web App Template.
Look forward to more posts on this topic here: http://hodentek.blogspot.com
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