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  • Blog Post: 音频与视频-windows store app 与windows phone 8的异同

    众所周知,随着Windows 8与Windows phone 8的发布,其给我们带来了比以往任何时候都要紧密相似的两个平台。虽然它们非常的相似,但是在数字音频和视频的实现和技术上也存在相当大的区别。希望这篇博客能帮助您认知和理解这两个平台在媒体技术上的差别。在您看这篇博客之前,我假设您已经熟悉windows 8或者windows phone 8其中的任何一个与媒体相关的技术知识,虽然您对另一个平台不甚了解,但您仅仅需要一些相关的知识便可以将媒体技术从一个平台迁徙到另一个平台。 音频/视频的相关播放技术 Audio / Video Playback –...
  • Blog Post: How to use new controls in Windows 8.1 (2)

    ­Before developing an app, you should know which tools can be used to help with design and layout. In the previous article, we introduced some new features in windows8.1. Now, let us see more useful new features in this blog. The Hub Control Hub control is a new feature introduced in windows...
  • Blog Post: 如何正确使用Background Task的几点建议

    前些天,在Windows商店应用论坛搜索了一下“热点问题”,发现有很多关于Background Task的理解误区。以下是关于如何正确使用Background Task的几点建议。 误区:Background Task不是很有用,因为微软对他做了很多的限制。 很多刚接触商店应用的开发者都会有类似的想法,但其实是因为在编写桌面应用程序的时候可以把程序运行在后台并且带少量甚至不带限制。当台式机插入电源的时候这种方式的编程是非常理想的,但并不适用于移动设备或者外置设备。Windows 8 以及8.1都是为了移动设备而定制的,运行在移动设备中的商店应用程序需要关注电池的使用量以及用户的选择...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: How to debug a task exception in Windows Store application

    Author: Han Xia Being fast and fluent is the one of the key design principles of developing Windows Store applications. It makes asynchronous programming ubiquitous in this platform. However, when you are using C++ to develop Windows Store apps with asynchronous manner, you may encounter some unobserved...
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