This sample demonstrates how to build a complete Windows Store app using JavaScript. The Hilo end-to-end photo sample provides guidance to Java Script developers that want to create a Windows 8 app using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, the Windows Runtime, and recommended development patterns. Hilo comes with source code and documentation.

Here's what you'll learn:

You can download the associated unit tests from our Codeplex site.

Read Developing an end-to-end Windows Store app using JavaScript: Hilo to learn more about the Hilo code base and the design and implementation patterns we used.

To obtain an evaluation copy of Windows 8, go to Windows 8 .

To obtain an evaluation copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, go to Visual Studio 2012 .

Client: Windows 8

Server: Windows Server 2012

Build the Sample

  • Start Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 and select File >Open > Project/Solution.
  • Go to the directory in which you unzipped the sample. Go to the directory named for the sample, and double-click the Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 solution (.sln) file.
  • Press F7 or use Build > Build Solution to build the sample.

    Run the sample

    To debug the app and then run it, press F5 or use Debug > Start Debugging. To run the app without debugging, press Ctrl+F5 or use Debug > Start Without Debugging.

    Ensure that you have at least 1 image in your Pictures library. Having a variety of image formats and sizes will exercise more parts of the code. For example, the rotate operation stores the orientation in Exchangeable Image File (Exif) data for images that support Exif (such as many JPEG and TIFF images).

    More Information

    For more information read  Developing an end-to-end Windows Store app using JavaScript: Hilo.