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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: RenderTargetBitmap 在windows store app 中的应用

    前言 RenderTargetBitmap 是windows 8.1中一个新的类,它可以将任意的UIElement以bitmap的形式呈现。这篇博客的第一部分将介绍如何在windows 8.1中使用RenderTargetBitmap。第二部分将介绍在windows store app与WPF中RenderTargetBitmap大小调整方式的差异。UIElement以bitmap的形式呈现时,RenderTargetBitmap如何调整原来的UIElement大小对于你的项目来说是一个难题,但幸运的是这篇文章将会提出一个解决方案,使您可以在windows store app中得到与WPF相同的结果...
  • Blog Post: How to use new controls in Windows 8.1 (1)

    Author: James He Before developing an app, you should know which tools can be used to help with design and layout. As Windows 8.1 released on Oct.18 th , some new features are introduced accordingly. Within this article, we will share our experience on using these new controls and try to “hack”...
  • Blog Post: Using Free-COM DLL in Windows Store C++ Project

    It is generally known that migrating Desktop App to Windows Store App is quite a headache. In .NET, some namespace cannot be used in Windows Store App, so it is very difficult to deal with when you want to migrate code related to these namespaces. In C++, native code cannot be referenced directly as...
  • Blog Post: How to do data conversion in Windows Store app

    Q: How to convert streams in .NET? A: Here is the list to show the different stream types conversion. Conversion between Stream and IRandomAccessStream // stream to IRandomAccessStream var randomAccessStream = new InMemoryRandomAccessStream(); var outputStream = randomAccessStream.GetOutputStreamAt...
  • 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: 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...
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