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  • Blog Post: WinRT WebView and Zoom Level

    Earlier this week I was asking myself “How can I change the Zoom level of a WinRT WebView”? When the WebView control has the focus you can zoom in/out just like you do in IE10: by using keyboard CTRL+ , CTRL-. But can this be one from code? Not directly in managed code, but you can use the following...
  • Blog Post: JUST RELEASED: Developing a Windows Store Business Apps with C#, XAML, and Prism

    This Patterns & Practices latest drop provides guidance on how to create a Windows Store business app using C#, XAML and the Prism library. The release includes documentation, and source code for the AdventureWorks Shopper reference implementation and the Prism for Windows Runtime library. The AdventureWorks...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store Development–Retrospectives (Part I)

    Based on work from Mat Velloso, Sr. Software Development Engineer Introduction With Windows 8 the primary user interaction model gradually begins to move from mouse and keyboard to a touch-first experience. Windows 8 also delivers a new application execution environment, changing the experience of many...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Hours | Charlotte, NC

    Join me this Thursday from 3:00PM to 5:00PM to discuss developers impact in our local community via Apps built on Windows 8, City Open Data, Windows Phone 8, Windows Azure. This is very informal setting where we all get to collaborate, contribute, comment, etc. Do you have an app in mind? an idea that...
  • Blog Post: APPSolutely Practical End-to-End Windows Store Apps

    What is it? Not long ago Microsoft Patterns and Practices released this excellent prescription focused on Developing an End-to-End Store app using JavaScript . This book guide is based on the experiences of a fictitious team that created a photo browsing and editing app named Hilo . It focuses on how...
  • Blog Post: Design differences between iOS and Windows 8

    Learn about the design differences between iOS apps and Windows Store apps, from the perspective of a designer who builds apps for both platforms. This is a comprehensive 1.12 hours video on the design considerations between the two platforms. this is mainly intended for iOS who already have existing...
  • Blog Post: Office Hours: Joelcitizen Unplugged - Charlotte, NC

    We have set up Windows 8 Office Hours around the country. For developers in the Charlotte Metro Area we will host Office Hours every Thursday from 3am to 5pm . in the Microsoft Office. Here is all the detail: WHY: To reach out to the local development community that is either considering or...
  • Blog Post: READY... SET... APPS!!!

    First, in order to build a Windows 8 store app here’s what you will probably need: THE BASICS: Windows 8 Trial version of Windows 8 (or download from MSDN if you have a subscription) Free Visual Studio Express 2012 (there is also a free trial of VS Ultimate) Download Windows 8 SDK 300 MB of code samples...
  • Blog Post: Build a Companion WP8 App for My Windows 8 App

    Based on work from Andrew Byrne, Senior Programming Writer, Windows Phone, and Doug Rothaus, Senior Programming Writer, Windows and other sources. VALUE PROPOSITION FOR DEVELOPERS Windows Phone 8 is built on the same shared core as Windows 8, and this means that developers have the opportunity to deliver...
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