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  • Blog Post: Recording of Part 1 of the Webinar 'Advanced Windows 8 Metro' by Gill Cleeren

    Watch a recording of Part 1 of the webinar ' Advanced Windows 8 Metro ' delivered by Silverlight MVP Gill Cleeren on July 18th, 2012. Download the slides ( .ppt / .pptx ) | Get the demos Join part 2 next Wednesday, July 25 at 10 am PST . Webinar summary: Windows 8 is just around the corner! As developers...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Metro Apps: The 8 Must-Know Tricks! Day 2

    This is Day # 2 in the Windows 8 development article series on common tips & tricks towards developing real-world Metro apps.  Over the next several weeks, you’ll see 8 articles talk about some must-do things for Windows 8 Metro app developers. Simple & to the point, with some code examples...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Metro Apps: The 8 Must-Know Tricks! Day 1

    You’re at a chic coffee shop or on a plane.  Just like everyone around you, you have a tablet. Watch a movie, play a game, do the social stuff. And then while everyone starts getting bored, you flip part of your tablet and out comes a thin keyboard. May be you are also carrying your Arch Touch mouse...
  • Blog Post: Recording of Webinar '10 Things Silverlight Developers Should Know About Windows 8' by Michael Crump

    Watch a recording of the webinar ' 10 Things Silverlight Developers Should Know About Windows 8 ' delivered by Silverlight MVP Michael Crump on July 3rd, 2012. View the webinar slides ( .ppt / .pptx ) | Get demos | Go to the QandA page Webinar summary: In this webinar Silverlight MVP Michael Crump will...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Metro: Improve GridView and ListView with SemanticZoom and Incremental Loading

    In the previous article from this series I've explored the main controls that support the new user experience in metro style applications. GridView, ListView and FlipView are a big help to fully embrace the metro-styled experience and having a deep knowledge about their features is important to develop...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Metro: Asynchrony made easy

    After the birth of Silverlight the developers have had to deal with asynchronous programming much more than before. The responsiveness of the user interface has always been an important matter and asynchronous programming has been the right response also before than Silverlight, in Windows Forms and...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Metro: Something about application lifecycle

    Also if currently you are probably running Windows 8 on a virtual machine or luckily on a computer, there is not any doubt that this new operating system and especially the metro-style interface is dedicated to touch enabled devices like tablets. The plans of Microsoft infact include the new WOA keywork...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 and the future of XAML Part 6: Tiles, toasts and badges

    Welcome to part 6 already in this Windows 8 series. Since the goal of this articles is bringing you in touch with all the important aspects of Windows 8 development, we need to dive into tiles. Tiles are therefore the main topic of this very article. If you’re coming from a Windows Phone 7 background...
  • Blog Post: Metro style applications – designing for the user

    It has been months since Windows 8 is available for developers and the need for new applications is growing in a fast pace. And nothing is more exacting than a computer user in 21 st century. It’s quite difficult to build the right application, moreover – it’s even more difficult to stay on top and not...
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