Excited about Windows 8 app development but not sure where to start? There are a number of cool templates you can use on CodePlex, Microsoft’s free open source project hosting site. Here’s how to get started:
First, go to http://codeplex.com and search all projects for “win8template” at the top right.
Browse through the templates and find one with which you want to work. Since I really like food, I’m going to check out the cookbook template.
After I click on the template and download…
It’s never a bad idea to check out the readme file in the documentation to learn what this template is all about:
I can open and build the solution in the directory in which I unzipped the template.
Notice that this particular template uses dosas (images and recipes) as initial sample data.
Explore the different templates on CodePlex and keep checking back for new additions and updates. This is a great way to get started with a beautiful Windows Store app.