SilverlightShow: Windows 8 Metro: Starting your first App from scratch Comments Silverlight articles, Silverlight tutorials, Silverlight videos, Silverlight samples Argotic Syndication Framework 2008.0.2.0, en-US (Emil Stoychev) Re: Windows 8 Metro: Starting your first App from scratch Why did SilverlightShow Weekly Content Digist email direct me to this Windows 8 article???<br /> OBDSystems Sat, 21 Apr 2012 17:13:43 GMT Re: Windows 8 Metro: Starting your first App from scratch This is a great start.. Thanks for bringing this forward.  I have had some serious reservations about teaching people Windows 8 applications without a design first philosophy. The only think I am really disappointed so far is in the sample's UI, it's not the tenants of a good metro app design so far and I am a bit discouraged (because I know the author and he is brilliant (yes you are!) and beginning app looks like the Hollywood squares or tic-tac-toe.. I would have loved to see a discussion about implementing appropriate interaction in a METRO app.<br /> <br /> What you .NET developer guys aren't getting is this is a design first environment.. Anytime you don't design how the UI works and the user accesses it's functionality this it's READY SET fail for the users.. <br /> <br /> Could we talk in further continuations of this about how to add appropriate user interfaces for interactivity (where appbars are appropriate and not), and why you aren't building a phone for Windows App with all of that left over real estate..  <br /> <br /> Could we also talk where "meta" interactivity should be used inside of content for manipulation and interactivity how to replace a menu with these kinds of controls and when it's appropriate to use a left or right top or bottom  AppBar or the control should go right inside the content afterwards.<br /> <br /> Could we also get some insight into the current metro controls in the beta such as the RichEdit Box and why it's methods and functionality do not allow for the same manipulation as the RichTextBox control I am typing into right now and how you can only insert an image, but formatting and manipulation won't be there without third party add-on controls.. <br /> <br /> Also things like when to provide user with CONTEXT of where you are in an app as it's scrolls from side to side and being able to track where you have been.. These are all great questions that I look forward to in further installments. <br /> <br /> Thanks for getting the ball rolling with this it's a great first outting.. DonBurnett Thu, 19 Apr 2012 06:09:53 GMT