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Project types using the Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows

Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Update 2 RC was installed on a Windows 8.1 Laptop computer. In addition to the Windows program Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web and Blend for Visual Studio 2013 (This will be installed if you are to run just the Update 2 RC) were also installed on the computer. With Blend you can develop HTML and XAML Store Apps.

Here is a screen shot of the details of Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Update 2 RC.

Using this interface you can create a variety of project types using the templates as shown in the next image.

On line resources provide lot more samples.

Except Visual Basic the other project types (JavaScript, C# and C++) allows you to create Universal Apps which is a single page universal app for Windows and Windows Phone that uses the Windows Runtime and has no predefined controls or layout.

If you are only developing Store Apps with JavaScript then you have the following options:

1. Universal Apps
  •    Blank Universal App - single page Windows & Windows Phone APP
  •    Hub/Pivot Universal App - three page app that uses a Hub control for Windows and Pivot control for Windows Phone
  •    Navigation Universal App - Windows and windows Phone app that has predefined navigation  controls
2. Windows Apps
  •    Blank App - single-page app
  •    Grid App  - three-page app
  •    Split App - two-page app for master detail
  •    Hub App   - three-page app using a Hub Control
  •    Navigation App -An app with predefined navigation controls
3. Windows Phone Apps
  •    Blank App - single page app with no predefined controls/layout
  •    Pivot App - an app that uses a Pivot control
  •    Navigation app - An app with predefined navigation controls

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Jayaram Krishnaswamy is a technical writer, mostly writing articles that are related to the web and databases. He is the author of SQL Server Integration Services published by Packt Publishers in the UK. His book, 'Learn SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' was also published by Packt Publishers Inc, Birmingham. 3. "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" (Dec 2010) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 4. "Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development [Paperback] "(2011) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 5. "Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 [Paperback]" (June 2013) was Published by Packt Publishing Inc. Visit his blogs at: He writes articles on several topics to many sites.

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