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James Quick- Microsoft Technical Evangelist South Florida

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  • Blog Post: Windows 10 SplitView – Creating a Hamburger Button

    **YouTube Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykFj582AoDY ** **GitHub sample - https://github.com/jqquick223/Win10Universal/tree/master/HamburgerButton ** Although we have added the SplitView control to XAML with the ability to create a hamburger menu, we lack documentation on how to actually...
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 Universal App Platform

    Intro I'm sure many of you out there are already running Windows 10 somewhere, maybe on a laptop, phone etc. You are probably doing this because you are just as excited about the future of Windows 10 as I am! Windows 10 promises the same Core OS across all Windows devices, phones, tablets, laptops...
  • Blog Post: //build Tour - New York

    If you are anything like me, you are probably very excited after seeing all of the announcements at Microsoft's Build Conference last week. So many BIG announcements: ability to port IOS and Android apps to Windows maintaining the same native languages, the ability to extend your phone to a desktop with...
  • Blog Post: Adding Ads for Windows Phone 8 Game Made With Construct 2

    Ok, so I just finished a post on Adding Ads for a Windows 8.1 Game Made With Construct 2 , and in that article I mentioned that there is currently no way to implement ads in a Windows Phone 8.1 game made with Construct 2 because there is not yet an ads SDK that supports Windows Phone 8.1 projects written...
  • Blog Post: Adding Ads for Windows 8.1 Games Made With Construct 2 – Option 1

    As part of my preparation for my upcoming MVA part 2 on Construct 2, I have written several blog posts and have several more to write :)  Most recently, I finished Construct 2 Windows 8 Object Intro , which introduces the Windows 8 Object.  Within that post, you can find links to the more specific...
  • Blog Post: Git- Integration With Visual Studio 2013

    In my previous post, I did an intro to Git, what it is, what the basic commands are in the Command Prompt, and the general cycle of adding and committing files.  In this post, I want to show how Visual Studio 2013 integrates Git into the IDE.  This way, you are not responsible for manually...
  • Blog Post: Lifetime Developer Accounts for Win 8 and Win Phone!

    Developing for Microsoft platforms just got cheaper and easier a couple of days ago! Starting this week, the Windows Dev Center requires only a one-time registration payment, which will grant developers the ability to publish for both platforms with no renewal fee. That means that if you have never...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Academy on Construct 2

      Interested in developing games with Construct 2? Check out a promo video of my colleague Shahed Chowdhuri and I on MSDN’s Channel 9 (with DevRadio host Jerry Nixon ,  to promote our upcoming video tutorial on Microsoft Virtual Academy.  You can find the promo video with the link two...
  • Blog Post: Rotten Tomatoes API

    If you followed my series on data binding, then you probably remember me briefly covering the Rotten Tomatoes API in Part 5 Dynamic Data From Rotten Tomatoes . However, since the focus of that post was on data binding and not on the REST APIs, I didn’t go into too much detail.  That said, I am now...
  • Blog Post: Dreamspark for Students!

    Student with a valid school email address in the USA? Here's a great contest for you. Download / install Visual Studio 2013 using your schools DreamSpark account and you will be entered for a shot at one of twenty XBOX ONE's. Dont' have DreamSpark? Simply sign up for DreamSpark using the link here...
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