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  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 Design templates for PowerPoint based Storyboarding

    The power point presentation attached provides you Windows 8.1 Design templates for PowerPoint based storyboarding. This deck has everything you need to quickly mock up wireframes for your apps. Use the provided templates to get started. The second section has all the standard controls you’ll need...
  • Blog Post: orientation Support For windows Phone 8

    While developing for windows Phone 8, we sometimes, neglect the fact that all the apps support orientations, and we have to implement them to give the end user a good experience. this blog post will guide you through this, step by step. Step.1 : create a blank Page windows Phone App Step 2 : Open...
  • Blog Post: Custom Converter for Windows Store & Windows Phone 8

    Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and your background? My name is Asma Khalid I hold master’s degree in computer science from LUMS, batch 2011- 2013. I have completed my bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from FAST-NU Lahore campus, batch 2005-2009 with Deans List Honor...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Innovation Center Lahore, Internship Program, batch 3

    Microsoft Innovation Center Lahore is scheduling its batch 3 for its internship program, please see the image below to find more details
  • 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: Inspect Visual Tree Hierarchy with XAML Spy

    In this blog post I’m going to discuss a third party tool named XAML Spy and explain how it can make your life easier by allowing live debugging/inspection of your application’s XAML during execution, tweak settings and see the impact right away; a capability not natively offered by Visual...
  • 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: Player Framework: an open source component of the Microsoft Media Platform

    Here is great news for companies developing media and video related applications for tablet, phone and web. Version 1.1 of Player framework for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 is recently released. This framework is open source initiative from Microsoft Media team and is compatible with HTML5 and Silverlight...
  • 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: XAML Introduction

    XAML stands for Extensible Application Markup Language. Its a simple language based on XML to create and initialize .NET objects with hierarchical relations. Altough it was originally invented for WPF it can by used to create any kind of object trees. Today XAML is used to create user interfaces in...
  • Blog Post: 200 Windows 8 Sample App Pack

    This sample pack includes all the app code examples developed for Windows 8. The sample pack provides a convenient way to download all the samples at once. The samples in this sample pack are available in C#, C++, VB.NET, and JavaScript. The Windows Samples Gallery contains a variety of code...
  • Blog Post: FallFury: an open source 2D game for Windows 8

    FallFury is an open source 2D game for Windows 8 released on CodePlex, http://fallfury.codeplex.com/ You play as a bear that falls down from the sky, collecting buttons, avoiding obstacles and fighting monsters. Here's how the site explains the concept, "This project demonstrates the capabilities...
  • Blog Post: 50 eye catching templates for Windows 8

    There are 50 “Store Ready” templates for Windows 8 in the form of Visual Studio projects. Templates are a great way to get started. Developers can now choose a design template which is closest to their design/implementation, customize and give life to their idea. You can share these templates...
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