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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 21, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post by Matt Sampson at Heavily Caffeinated

    One of the cooler features that comes with LightSwitch in Visual Studio 11 Beta is it’s support for attaching to OData Services and exposing it’s own data as an OData Service.

    OData stands for Open Data Protocol. It’s an open protocol that defines how to expose your data for querying and updating. This enables consumers (like LightSwitch) to connect to an OData service like it would with other data sources, for example SQL.



  • 0 comments  /  posted by  joslatbcn  on  Mar 21, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post by Jose Luis Latorre Millas at SilverlightGuy

    I've playing around with METRO XAML Applications and have come with an original way of creating a global AppBar - usually we have to add it explicitly to every one of the application pages.

    A very simple method that uses a DataTemplate to define the AppBar ContentTemplate so we can reference it from every Page and code only once!

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 21, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post by Michael Stroh at Windows Phone Blog

    China here we come. HTC announced Wednesday that they’ve started selling the first Windows Phone in the country. The HTC Eternity is an unlocked (aka “open market”) handset with a 4.7-inch screen, front- and rear-facing cameras, and comes stocked with a slew of popular Chinese apps. It’s also the first of many great Windows Phone handsets headed for China from Nokia and other phone makers this year. So stay tuned.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 21, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post by Laurent Bugnion at GalaSoft

    In the first installment of this series, we talked about the charms and mentioned a few gestures to display the Search charm. Search is a very central and powerful feature in Windows 8, and allows you to search in Apps, Settings, Files and within Metro applications that support the Search contract.

    There are a few cool features around the Search, and especially the applications associated to it.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 21, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post at Stephen Walther's Blog

    The purpose of this blog post is to provide you with a quick introduction to the new W3C CSS 3 Grid Layout standard. You can use CSS Grid Layout in Metro style applications written with JavaScript to lay out the content of an HTML page. CSS Grid Layout provides you with all of the benefits of using HTML tables for layout without requiring you to actually use any HTML table elements.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 21, 2012 (more than a year ago)
    Tags:   windows-8 , winrt , jason-olson

    Read original post by Jason Olson at Windows 8 App Developer Blog

    Human beings are asynchronous by nature, which directly affects how we expect apps to respond to us. The Windows Runtime (WinRT) has embraced this asynchrony as a first-class citizen in the building of fast and fluid Metro style apps. If you are building a Metro style app, you will need to write some asynchronous code at some point. In this blog post, we talk about why asynchronous programming is so prevalent in WinRT, and we’ll give you the basics on how to use it in your apps and some background on how it works.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 21, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post at Bjorn Kuiper's Blog

    I like to add a Twitter feed to the “About” page in my Windows Phone apps. This way I can inform the users about the latest updates through my twitter account.

    Why re-invent the wheel when you can use existing libraries? I used Tweetsharp and AgFx data caching library. I use AgFx so I can display the previous retrieved (cached) Twitter feed while it’s loading the new one. A common concept you see in almost any ‘news’ app.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 21, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post by Heather Brown at BlendInsider

    A couple of weeks ago, we announced the availability of Blend for Visual Studio 11 Beta, which is included with Visual Studio 11 Beta Express for Windows 8 (as well as the Professional, Premium, and Ultimate versions of Visual Studio 11 Beta). Together, Blend and Visual Studio 11 provide the tools for creating Windows 8 Metro style apps.

    If you haven’t yet, you can download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and the developer tools to get started building your own apps. While the Blend Beta supports creating both HTML-based and XAML-based apps, this post focuses on the tools for working with HTML/CSS/JavaScript.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 21, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post by Tony Champion at .NET Rocker

    If you have been following my blog, you know that there are quite a few posts here on PivotViewer. If you haven’t seem them, you can find them all here: PivotViewer posts. The Silverlight 5 PivotViewer provides a laundry list of new features and enhancements, but there is still several areas that simply weren’t addressed for one reason or another.

    So that means it’s time to start taking matters in our own hands and start poking around under the hood. This is the first post in a new series, Hacking PivotViewer. This series will be a little different from some of the others, as it won’t be sequential. As I have time to tackle different road blocks, I will post the results to this series. Guess that means it’s time to get started.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 21, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post at JayKimble.net

    I’m in the process of exploring the Metro-Style Win8 API. If you’ve done much looking you probably have discovered that the new Async is everywhere! This is not a bad thing as your code is much cleaner and easier to read. The downside though is that creating something that is compatible between say Win8 Metro and Windows Phone (the original metro) can be difficult.

    Luckily there is still a CTP of the Async stuff that works with Windows Phone (and it has a GoLive license, so you can use it). CTP sounds scary (it did to me too).


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