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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Andrea Boschin  on  Feb 04, 2014 (5 months ago)
    Tweet Sending notifications from inside your application, both from code of from a push notification channel, is being a must when developing with Windows 8.1.  Sending a notification is at all a simple task, but it involves boring and repetitive things that always need to be done. Recently I’ve published a new library made to oversimplify this task and made it straightforward in both the scenari ...
  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Andrea Boschin  on  Jan 15, 2014 (5 months ago)
    Tweet Starting from Windows 8.1, the search has slightly changed in the Windows Store apps. The old Search contract is not anymore the sole way to go, but now the app is enabled to provide its own search box. To give a better search experience, it has now the ability of integrating with the Windows Search engine with some new APIs. This imply some more work for the developer that has to load in t ...
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  • Programming the Windows Runtime (WinRT) by Example

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 20, 2014 (2 weeks ago)
    Read original post by Jeremy Likness at C#er : IMage In 2011 I heard the first rumors about Windows 8 and knew immediately what my next book would be about. Unlike Designing Silverlight Business Applications that captured years of experience writing Line of Business (LOB) apps in Silverlight, this book would be an introduction to an entirely new platform. My goal was to take what I knew and loved ...
  • Remove Tap/Mouse Down Animations on GridView and ListView for Windows 8.1

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  May 28, 2014 (1 month ago)
    Read original post at Nick Randolph's .NET Travels A lot of the discussion on the web is on how to remove various transitions from elements in Windows 8/8.1. For example setting the Transitions property to an empty TransitionsCollection. However, after setting virtually every transitions property I could find, I was still seeing the tap animation. It turns out that one solution is much simpler tha ...


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