We’re ready to release the Release Preview eBook of Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, Sixth Edition . This book focuses exclusively on writing new Windows 8 apps with C# and XAML. (The companion content for this book also includes all the program samples converted to C++.) See this earlier post for details on this release’s 13 chapters . In addition to updated versions of the seven chapters that appeared in the Consumer Preview edition, this release contains six new chapters : Chapter 8, “Animation”; Chapter 9, “Transforms”; Chapter 13, “Touch, Etc.”; Chapter 14, “Bitmaps”; Chapter 15, “Printing”; and Chapter 16, “Going Native.” Total page count for the Release Preview edition is 579 pages. ...read more