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Article: Windows 8 Metro style simple music app example

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Article: Windows 8 Metro style simple music app example

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Mike Taulty has created six screencasts around a simplistic Windows 8 metro style app that lets you play music from albums found in your music library, built in in HTML and JavaScript, touching on topics like:

  • using a query against the local storage to get a view of the music collection
  • using a ListView to present both list and grid views of the data
  • playing music with an HTML5 audio tag
  • using Visual Studio and Expression Blend to write the code/set up the basics of the UI
  • allowing music to continue in the background and handling the controls to make sure the user can still pause/play etc. on that music
  • making sure that the app tries to do the right thing to respond to sound level changes such that when another music app comes along, it pauses its playing
  • making sure that the app tries to do the right thing to respond to suspend/resume/terminate on Windows 8 so that it saves state to try and remember what music it was playing

Watch the screencasts here.

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  • Great screencasts! Awesome tip.

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