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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 16, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post at Rockford Lhotka's Blog

    One issue I’ve encountered while building Metro-style WinRT apps on Windows 8 is the need to have my app interact with a WCF service running on the same machine.

    This is obviously a common scenario for any n-tier or SOA app development. The challenge we face is that WinRT apps are blocked from calling back to localhost (127.0.0.1).



  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 16, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post by Den Delimarsky at DZone

    With the evolution of the Metro user exprience, the guys at Microsoft decided to take this one step further an make Visual Studio Metro-compliant. The entire UI was revamped - it is now flattened and is using a very restricted color scheme. You can see some examples of how the UI changed in the official announcement blog post.

    The changes drew a lot of criticism from seasoned developers, but is the change really as bad as developers claim it to be? Not really. [...]

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 16, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post by Jesse Bishop at Windows 8 App Developer Blog

    Since early on in the development of Windows 8, we’ve been thinking about ways to combine UI, such as the rich set of controls and interactivity provided by XAML, and graphics, like the low-level, high-performance rendering of DirectX.

    The feedback you gave for the Developer Preview through the Dev Center forums and other channels helped us focus on the set of related scenarios that developers really wanted to build. We saw some common themes: many of you wanted to either add DirectX graphics to what could otherwise be called a XAML app, or easily add Metro style UI to a DirectX app.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 16, 2012 (more than a year ago)
    Tags:   windows-8 , metro , adam-kinney

    Read original post at Adam Kinney's Blog

    There has been a lot of talk about the lack of a Start button in Windows 8. Or more accurately, a statically placed visual icon in the Desktop app which the user can click on to return to the Start screen.

    What happens if the user is in the Desktop app and moves there mouse into the same area, perhaps even driven by muscle memory? A little thumbnail of the Start screen shows up and when clicked takes you to the Start screen.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 16, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post by Ollie Riches at Awkward Coder

    The obvious way to remove the 'Invalid credentials...' message is to actual supply valid credentials, but what about if you want to remove the 'Unable to contact server.Please try again' when using the map control in flight mode.

    Matt found a previous post that had done this, not sure how this guy was achieving this as the current build for the map control is sealed and access to the RootLayer property is not allowed...

    This didn't stop me :)

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 16, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post by Andrew Conlisk at UnderBridgeCity

    I was working on a Windows Phone 7 application and the client wanted to always have the light theme and have a special accent color depending on settings inside the app. They wanted to do this for branding reasons so I had to find a way to always have this app look like it was in the light theme and override the accent color to the colors they wanted.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 16, 2012 (more than a year ago)
    Tags:   windows-phone

    Read original post at DevFish on MSDN

    As I continue futzing around with the new 7.1.1 SDK for Windows Phone Technology Preview, I stumbled upon an interesting feature. Key to 7.1.1 Tech Preview are the dual emulators in 256mb and 512mb flavors.

    The emulator in the 7.1 SDK can ONLY be run as as a 512 megabyte emulator, and ONLY one emulator at a time.

    The 256 megabyte emulator in 7.1.1 SDK is a great environment for devs to use to test their apps in the 256mb memory environments. There is also a 512mb emulator as well. Both of them show up in the Device Launch dialog.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 16, 2012 (more than a year ago)
    Tags:   windows-8 , winrt , thom-gerdes

    Read original post at Thom Gerdes's Blog

    There is relatively little information out there on developing Native Metro applications, especially for languages other than those that Microsoft has provided projections for (C++, C#, and JavaScript). Other languages, including Delphi, need to create their own projections before they can use them effectively. I've been investigating getting Delphi to produce native applications for WinRT. This is a rough low level look at the WinRT native APIs, and how to use them from a language that isn't C#, C++, or JavaScript. Eventually this investigation will lead to development of Delphi wrappers around the Windows 8 WinRT classes that will be much easier to use. [...]

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 16, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post by Shubham Srivastava at C# Corner

    In this article we have some fun coding with tile controls in a Windows Phone application. Basically Tile is an UI component that looks like the well known Windows Phone application tiles but can be used internally inside Windows Phone applications. In other words, Tile is a whole new control that fits in the Metro UI and can help you build cool looking Metro like applications for Windows Phone. It can be thought as a kind of extended button that derives from the Button class and exposes several new properties like Tile and TextWrapping. Here when we will click on tiles a popup message will be opened and show a message that informs that the tile has been cliked. [...]

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 16, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Peter Kuhn delivered yesterday a most interesting webinar session on Windows Phone, this time focusing on Raw Camera Access (check the webinar agenda and slides). If you missed it - you'll be able to watch the session and enjoy the live demos later today, when we publish the recording.

    As usual, we give away free ebooks for the attendees of this webinar who left valuable feedback in our webinar survey, and for those supporting us by tweeting it. Here are the ebook winners from this session:

    The 3 attendees who submitted useful feedback in our survey and will receive a free ebook Getting Ready for the Windows Phone 7 Exam 70-599 are:

    Peter Mitri
    Atif Shahzad
    Siddharth Monani

    The 2 authors of tweets with tag #webinarsilverlightshow who helped spread the word about this webinar and receive a free ebook by Packt Publishing - Windows Phone 7 Silverlight Cookbook are:  

    We'll contact all winners later today.

    In addition, all webinar attendees will receive in the webinar followup email a code for 27% discount on all Microsoft-technology books by Packt Publishing

    Our next webinar is 10 Best Practices for Windows Phone Developers with presenter Samidip Basu. Join us on April 4, 10 am PDT (your local time).
    Learn more on this webinar | Register

     



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