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  • Blog Post: Handling orientation changes and setting preferred orientation in Metro style apps

    I have recently been working on a very simple version of the game “Simon” in C# and XAML. The following screenshot shows the game running: I initially had developed the application without support for orientation. As a result, when the application reflowed, it would crop components...
  • Blog Post: Quick tip: Toggling the device simulator in Visual Studio on the Windows developer preview

    Yesterday I was struggling to figure out how to turn on / turn off the device simulator in the Windows 8 developer preview after discovering an orientation bug in a Metro style app I have been working on. The trick is to click the icon in the build/run dialog as shown in the following screenshot: ...
  • Blog Post: A few Windows developer preview keyboard shortcuts

    I'm sure that a number of developers have been downloading the Windows developer preview . With the preview comes new (unofficial) shortcuts. The following list are the ones we're aware of: Key Action Windows logo key+Y Temporarily look at the desktop ...
  • Blog Post: What's new in the Windows Dev Center? (Part 1)

    Today, we launched the new version of the Windows Dev Center . This is a major release that includes a number of very awesome updates: New look and feel Content integration with the library New forums New samples gallery New download experience New social communities Improvements...
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