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  • Blog Post: Getting started with Hub control in Windows Store Applications

    Let’s talk about the very basics of Hub control for Windows Store applications. We’ll step by step build a simple app design using Hub control ( the source code is attached ). Start with a new Blank Application ( I’m going to use XAML & C# for the purpose of this post ). A hub...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Windows Azure - part 3

    In my last blog post on the series of getting started with Windows Azure as a Modern application developer , I’m going to walk you through to consume the Windows Azure Cloud Service ( the steps to create this service can be found on following blog post ) in Windows Phone and Windows Store. Windows...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Dial (knob) Control in Windows Phone 8

    Today we are going to create a circular Dial (knob) for windows Phone 8, as we know that there isn’t much out there that is similar to a dial control for windows Phone, and sometimes we are in need of one, I believe after this tutorial, this would be resolved and developers would use them in the...
  • Blog Post: Using SampleData in Windows Phone 8 using Blend.

    It is really important to have an ability to design the UI of your windows Phone application, and for that we require data to be there on the app Pages, and it’s not always necessary to have the data available for UI developers. To cater this, blend comes in for a rescue and provides easy to use...
  • Blog Post: Session On VS Expression Blend on 22nd August, 2013

    Agenda • Working with data when designing UI • Using drawing & graphic tools in expressions blend • Creating & modifying UI Controls Venue Microsoft Innovation Center Office #1, Level 5, Arifa Software Technology Park, Lahore Date & Time Thursday, August 22, 2013...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 App Development: Understand Semantic Zoom

    Semantic Zoom is a powerful but unfortunately little understood and seldom used control in our local developer community. This is a beginner level post and will help you understand how this control is laid out and operates. Note that even if you haven’t heard the name before, chances are bright...
  • Blog Post: XAML – How to Style?

    Following the practice of WPF, both in Windows Phone and Windows 8 Store apps, Style element of XAML is alive and is used to define style (look and feel) for UI controls. Style element has number of attributes, most important of which is TargetType that defines which type (UI Control) this style is applicable...
  • Blog Post: An overview of UI Controls from Win RT XAML Toolkit

    Are you looking for third party UI controls for Windows 8 app development? Win RT XAML Toolkit has recently released an updated version which nonetheless makes a great addition in RT apps experience. This blog post intends to briefly discuss some important and simple controls offered in this toolkit...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Cross Browser Testing with Coded UI Tests

    Coded UI Tests help automate browser based applications built on Internet Explorer. We are now enabling cross-browser testing of such applications. Users will be able to perform functional testing of web applications across IE/Firefox/Chrome. One can use IE to record tests and validate control properties...
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