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  • Blog Post: Windows Store App设计时数据的应用

    想象这么一个场景:我们在做开发的时候写了一个GirdView并且对GridView的DataTemplate做了布局以及绑定,于是VS设计器中出现了一个框,但是开发人员并不能很好的预料到如果数据填充进去会有什么样的结果,举个例子来说可能长度或者高度设计的不够,导致某个远程图片被缩放变形,同时后期修改会产生大量的项目延迟。 这个时候我们需要使用VS来显示一些设计时数据。 情况一,数据源为本地数据 这种情况是最好的,绑定完成之后debug就可以看到数据显示是否符合需求,稍作修改便可。请参考 如何绑定到分层数据并创建主视图/详细信息视图 。 情况二,数据源为远程数据 当然你可以使用本地数据作为测试...
  • Blog Post: Using database in Windows Store apps (I)

    Author: Aaron Xue Introduction There are lots of discussions about using database in Windows Store apps in MSDN forum. These discussions mainly focus on the usage of SQL database. Based on this scenario, we developed a series of articles along with sample code and demos used to demonstrate how...
  • Blog Post: Using HTML5/Javascript in Windows Store apps: Data access and storage mechanism (III)

    Introduction Windows Store app offers lots of methods for data access and storage. And this article will only focus on HTML5/JavaScript programming. In this tutorial, we’ll go over Application Data, File API , HTML5 Web Storage , Indexed Database API and remote data access. With these you...
  • 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: Using HTML5/Javascript in Windows Store apps: Data access and storage mechanism (II)

    Introduction Windows Store app offers lots of methods for data access and storage. And this article will only focus on HTML5/JavaScript programming. In this tutorial, we’ll go over Application Data, File API , HTML5 Web Storage , Indexed Database API and remote data access. With these you...
  • Blog Post: Using HTML5/Javascript in Windows Store apps: Data access and storage mechanism (I)

    Author: Roy Tian Introduction Windows Store app offers lots of methods for data access and storage. And this article will only focus on HTML5/JavaScript programming. In this tutorial, we’ll go over Application Data, File API , HTML5 Web Storage , Indexed Database API and remote data access...
  • Blog Post: Introduce multi-thread programming in Windows Store apps Part II

    Introduction We will post a blog series to introduce multi-threading programming in Windows Store app. In this blog series, we will walk through a sample together to demonstrate which multi-threading APIs can be used, how to create a thread, and synchronization. As the second part in this series...
  • Blog Post: Introduce multi-thread programming in Windows Store apps Part I

    Introduction We will post a blog series to introduce multi-threading programming in Windows Store app. In this blog series, we will walk through a sample together to demonstrate which multi-threading APIs can be used, how to create a thread, and synchronization. In this blog, we will introduce...
  • 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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