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  • Blog Post: Porting Desktop Apps to Windows Store Apps

    Author: Han Xia Windows Store Applications bring a brand new look and user experience. It’s also a great challenge for the Windows developers who are familiar with the desktop applications development to adapt to the new interface and programing model. In this article, I try to provide the generic...
  • Blog Post: Porting iOS Apps to Windows 8 (5): Storing Data and Preferences

    Author: Rafe Wu Channel 9 http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/OneCode/How-to-Port-iOS-apps-to-Windows-Store-apps Windows 8 features a very comprehensive system of managing data for applications. This section compares the Application Preference features of Windows 8 and iOS. Application Preference...
  • Blog Post: Porting iOS Apps to Windows 8 (4): Application Lifecycle Differences

    Author: Rafe Wu Channel 9 http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/OneCode/How-to-Port-iOS-apps-to-Windows-Store-apps Technically speaking, both the iOS and the Windows Store applications allow only one application to execute in the foreground at a time. The foreground application owns the screen and...
  • Blog Post: Porting iOS Apps to Windows 8 (3): Developer and Designer Tools

    Author: Rafe Wu Channel 9 http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/OneCode/How-to-Port-iOS-apps-to-Windows-Store-apps Microsoft released a new version Visual Studio Developer tools which brings a user-friendly, high productivity development environment to developers. Developers who have used Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Porting iOS Apps to Windows 8 (2) : User Interface

    Author :Rafe Wu Channel 9 http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/OneCode/How-to-Port-iOS-apps-to-Windows-Store-apps Windows 8 uses a novel user interface called Windows Store. It sets itself apart with its clean and simple design and emphasizes color and typography. In contrast to the application...
  • Blog Post: Porting iOS Apps to Windows 8 (1) : Introducing Windows 8 Platform to iOS App Developers

    Author: Rafe Wu Channel 9 http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/OneCode/How-to-Port-iOS-apps-to-Windows-Store-apps About this Development Guide If you are iOS developer and interested in building your first applications for Windows 8, this guide is designed for you. The guide covers what you...
  • Blog Post: Migrate an ASP.NET Web Forms application to Windows Store app

    Introduction In the past decade, a lot of web applications were written in ASP.NET Web Forms. It is no doubt that many developers want to port those applications to Windows Store app. This article provides some guidelines and a sample solution to simplify the migration process. The sample ASP.NET...
  • Blog Post: Migrate Silverlight applications to Windows Store apps

    Introduction In recent years, a lot of applications were written in Silverlight. It is undoubtable that many developers want to port those applications to Windows Store app. This article provides some guidelines and a sample solution to simplify the migration process. The sample Silverlight application...
  • Blog Post: Migrate ASP.NET MVC application to Windows Store apps

    Introduction In the past few years, a lot of web applications were written in ASP.NET MVC. It is undoubtable that many developers want to port those applications to Windows Store app. This article provides some guidelines and a sample solution to simplify the migration process. The sample ASP.NET...
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