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  • mschray

    Windows Key and Tab

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    Just made an accidental discovery.  WIndows Key and Tab will works like ALT-Tab except that you tab through Windows 8 apps. 
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    Visually Comparing Code in Visual Studio

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    Learned something small, new and interesting today while using Visual Studio 2012.  Have you had the situation where you wanted to compare two blocks of code in two different files on the screen at the same time?  Right clicking on the tab for...
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    Windows 8 and Windows Phone Events

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    Build 2013 Highlights – The Best of Build! Were you unable to attend Build 2013 and hear about the latest Microsoft product announcements for software developers? Never fear! In this session, we will give you the best of Build, covering the major announcements...
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    App manifest compliance test–failed.

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      When I ran the Windows App Certification test kit if failed on the App manifest compliance test.  I’ve included this section of the report below (see below the image found below).  As I did a bit of research I realized that I had app...
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    DateTime Formatting–the lost codes (.NET odd date formatting explained)

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    Recently I’ve had a number of reasons to use Date and Time formatting.  Usually, a few educated guesses and you’ve found what you needed.  Except when you educated guess don’t get you want you expected and you need to do a bit of research. For...
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    Windows 8 Matching App Background Color to Splash Background Color

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    Have you ever created some fantastic app images for your app logo, store logo and splash screen and then realizes the app background in no way matches the splash background?  I wanted the app background and splash screen to match.  So what is...
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    My Ad control is ad isn’t showing up

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    I was modifying an app that I built to add an Ad control.  I dropped the control in and initially it didn’t show up.  I figured this was because I didn’t have the size correct.  Add controls display ads with specific sizes and I had the...
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    DePaul Student Games – AceWall Studios

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      I have been working with a number of students at DePaul on games using the Scirra’s Construct 2 HTML Game tools.  The nice thing about Construct 2 is that you can target both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.  In any case, Dillon, a DePaul...
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