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  • Blog Post: 日本語版 - MyShuttle.biz demo apps from Connect(); – ③ Cross-platform Mobile Development of native apps for iOS, Android and Windows with .NET and Xamarin

    皆様、こんにちは! このシリーズ、次は③番目、Xamarin iOS/Android と、Universal Apps のお話です。 表題のタイトルにある、Connect();イベント、昨年末のオンラインイベントなので覚えておられる方も多いかと思います。これに関連して、 このブログエントリ について、何件かのお問い合わせを、日本のお客様やパートナー様から戴きました。 お答えしているうちに、この内容には、 ソースコード もありせっかくの良いリソースなので、日本語でも紹介しよう!と思いつきました。そこで、Microsoft 本社のアーキテクトである、 Cesar de la Torre [MSFT...
  • Blog Post: WinRT XAML for Serious Beginners – The XML in XAML

    What is XAML XAML is XML with a letter ‘A’ in it. Let’s learn XML first before we can add that very important ‘A’. It is important to note that XAML uses a feature of XML that many people are not familiar with: XML namespaces . Read on to see a very brief explanation of XML namespaces. Let’s learn XML...
  • Blog Post: WinRT XAML for Serious Beginners – Tips for successful online searches

    This is a very short post, but at the same time it might be the most valuable of all. As the old saying goes: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This blog post does neither. But it shows you how to find other fishermen! How to find WinRT...
  • Blog Post: WinRT XAML for Serious Beginners – Where are we? Navigating Win32, MFC, GDI, GDI+, Windows Forms, WPF, Silverlight, Windows Runtime, WinRT and Windows Phone

    Wow, that’s a lot of acronyms and names! Of course, no one would expect people to know all of those. But in case you do know some of them, this post will help you make sense of how they’re related. And then we can move on to the things which are more relevant to us on our way to learning how to build...
  • Blog Post: WinRT XAML for Serious Beginners – Intro

    Hello everyone. First of all, some context as to what I’m doing here. This is a first post in what I expect will be a series of posts covering multiple aspects of building modern Windows apps, both for desktop / tablets with Windows 8.1, as well as Windows Phone 8.1 devices. With that said, and before...
  • Blog Post: New UI Performance Analysis Tool for WPF Applications

    In Visual Studio 2013, we added a new XAML UI Responsiveness tool in the performance and diagnostics hub to enable you to analyze application interaction-related performance issues in your XAML Windows Store applications. Since then, we’ve gotten a number of requests to support WPF applications...
  • Blog Post: Show file thumbnails in your Windows Store App

    If your app has a requirement where you use a filepicker and then show the files that the user selects as a preview/list, chances are you would like the option to show thumbnails of the files. A quick search tells you that the Windows.Storage.StorageFile.GetThumbnailAsync is the way to go! However, I...
  • Blog Post: Using Prism in Universal Windows apps

    Our Windows Apps developer specialist from Italy, Matteo Pagani , has written a new blog series about taking advantage of PRISM in your apps. Read on! Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) is the most used pattern to create applications based on XAML technologies for WPF, Silverlight or Window Store apps...
  • Blog Post: Using a DataTriggerBehavior to change an ItemTemplate in a Windows Store App

    Visual Studio 2013 comes with the Behaviors SDK that can be used when developing Windows 8.1 Store Applications. One of the components of the SDK is a DataTriggerBehavior which allows you to specify a specific action when the data, a DataTriggerBehavior is bound to, changes. For this blog I will illustrate...
  • Blog Post: Xaml Generator – a New App for Office

    A few years ago I build and shared the source code for a Word to Xaml Converter , a Word 2007 add-in that developers could use to convert Microsoft Office Word documents to Xaml for WPF and Silverlight applications.  Since it was originally published, the solution has been downloaded more than 3...
  • Blog Post: November Connect(); Event Downloads Now Online

    On November 12-13 Microsoft held a virtual event called Connect(); Topics were geared towards Visual Studio vNext and Azure. If you would like to view it over forty sessions are available online at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Visual-Studio/Connect-event-2014 . During the sessions a fully integrated...
  • Blog Post: Universal Apps at NoVA Code Camp 2014

    Recently, I presented Universal Apps at Nova Code Camp on Sat Oct 11, 2014.  Northern Virginia Code Camp 2014 Website: http://novacodecamp.org/ Event: https://nvite.com/NovaCC14/f8f Date/Time of Event: Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 3:50pm – 5:05pm ...read more
  • Blog Post: Presenting Universal Apps at NoVA Code Camp 2014

    Update: The presentation material is available on the Downloads page. Direct Link (PPTX): ms-UniversalApps-ShahedChowdhuri-NoVACC-20141011.pptx Original Post: I will be presenting on Universal Apps at Nova Code Camp on Sat Oct 11, 2014.  Northern Virginia ...read more
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