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    New apps from Velin

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    Velin a student at IIT and a friend.  He has built some new apps recently.  Here is a bit of info on the apps and their URLs. App info Link Romantic Movies Romantic Movies Texas Holdem lessons - Texas Holdem is the best and most famous poker...
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    2/3 Some of my new games and apps

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    Here are few games and apps of mine to check out. Game/App Title Where to get it Game World Flag Match http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/world-flag-match-game/b44c1969-c2d8-496e-b05e-f0d869cf04f5 Game Run Squirrel Extreme http://apps.microsoft.com...
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    Adding a New Line to your TextBlock

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    I am in the early stages of building a new Windows 8 app (you’ll get more details when I publish it).  As I worked on the app I found for formatting purposes I needed a new line in my TextBlock and I needed to add it programmatically.  My initial...
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    All Good People App–Normal Lab Values

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    I met Bernard at a recent (11/22) Windows Phones/Windows 8 developer event that I lead at the Microsoft Chicago office.  Bernard was a .NET developer developing both for Windows Phone and for Windows 8.  I got a chance to get to know him and...
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    Sailrite App

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    Are you a sailor?  Do you need to know how to maintain your sails?  Then the Sailrite app with super useful videos will show you how to maintain your canvas.  You can download this Widows 8 app here –> http://apps.microsoft.com/windows...
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    Best Of Build Slides and Examples

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    Thanks for joining me in Waukesha for the best of build on 11/16.  Here are my slides and examples from the day: http://www.martinschray.com/bestOfBuild/BestOfBuild%20-%20Customer.zip
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    XPlatformCloudKit Location

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    You can find the XPlatformCloudKit from this location: https://github.com/winappkits/XPlatformCloudKit . Where can you get the Windows Store Image Processor?  http://aka.ms/WSIP Link to my slides from the 11-22 XPlatformCLoudKit http://sdrv.ms/1aMHsIK
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    Student App - Sleepr Published in Windows 8 Store

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    An Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) student, Ray, worked on this app as time permitted for the past few weeks.  What started as an idea for a http://Monkeybars.cc hackathon (way to go Taylor and Manny) continued to take shape and become an...
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    Pointers to Windows 8.1 getting started resources

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    Nice Window 8.1 getting started resources: Have a Windows 8 app XAML app and are looking to migrate to Windows 8.1? Here is useful information on changes that you should review http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/dn263110.aspx Have a...
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    Updated APIs In Windows 8.1

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    Updated APIs in Windows 8.1 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/bg182889.aspx User Interface Input Controls HTML5/CSS XAML Devices Geolocation Proximity Graphics and media Direct3D Direct2D Direct Write PlayTo Comms and data Contacts...
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    New Windows 8.1 APIs Reference

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    New Windows 8.1 APIs - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/bg182410.aspx Devices Point of Service http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/bg182882.aspx#two supports barcode scanners and magnetic stripe readers USB - for devices...
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    2/3 Some of my apps and games to check out

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    Here are few games and apps of mine to check out. Game/App Title Where to get it Game World Flag Match http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/world-flag-match-game/b44c1969-c2d8-496e-b05e-f0d869cf04f5 Game Run Squirrel Extreme http://apps.microsoft.com...
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    Windows 8 App Makeover Challenge

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    Did you build a starter kit app or game before July during one of my campus events? Here is an opportunity to do a app/game makeover and publish it was a sparkling new app. Take the Windows 8 App Makeover Challenge for your chance to win $75 for your...
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    Integrating Windows 8 Sharing into the Run Prey Starter Kit

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    The code below is snippet from the Run Prey starter kit.  This code will allow your app to respond to Windows 8 sharing requests when you are at the start of the game, between levels or at the end of the game.  How do you activate sharing? ...
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    Construct 2–how change sprites to not rotate

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    Fix hunters and prey so they don't pivot as they move (e.g. go upside down) What you see when you using Set Angle Toward as done below the sprite Set angle Toward Postiion(Touch.X, Touch.Y) is that the sprit will turn in up to a 360 degree circle to pursue...
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    Does your XAML app need more (good) ratings? This will help!

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    A colleague of mine, Jared Bienz , created a great library that lets you can incorporate ratings into your app super easily (NuGet package easy).  It’s a ratings control to include in your app, but this rating control has some smarts in it. ...
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    App Enthusiasts App–download and enjoy

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    Are you a developer yearning for ideas and inspiration for an app to build for Windows 8? Do you want to download, test, and review apps written by your peers? If you so, you need to download App Enthusiasts for Windows 8! App Enthusiasts is a curated...
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    Finding your Windows Store App URL

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    There are a couple of ways to get the url for your Windows 8 Store app.  One of the easiest ways to look in the email account tied to your Windows Store account with the title “Windows Store: your app is in the Windows Store!”.  In that email...
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    Trade in your iPad, Get a min. $200 gift card

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    Handling Application Settings

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    I received two a great question last night at an ACM event at Illinois Institute of Technology.  We were using  the ApplicationDataContainerSettings via ApplicationData.Current.RoamingSettings.Values which is a Map type collection (.e.g.; it...
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    Windows Key and Tab

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    Just made an accidental discovery.  WIndows Key and Tab will works like ALT-Tab except that you tab through Windows 8 apps. 
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    Visually Comparing Code in Visual Studio

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    Learned something small, new and interesting today while using Visual Studio 2012.  Have you had the situation where you wanted to compare two blocks of code in two different files on the screen at the same time?  Right clicking on the tab for...
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    Windows 8 and Windows Phone Events

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    Build 2013 Highlights – The Best of Build! Were you unable to attend Build 2013 and hear about the latest Microsoft product announcements for software developers? Never fear! In this session, we will give you the best of Build, covering the major announcements...
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    App manifest compliance test–failed.

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      When I ran the Windows App Certification test kit if failed on the App manifest compliance test.  I’ve included this section of the report below (see below the image found below).  As I did a bit of research I realized that I had app...
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    DateTime Formatting–the lost codes

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    Recently I’ve had a number of reasons to use Date and Time formatting.  Usually, a few educated guesses and you’ve found what you needed.  Except when you educated guess don’t get you want you expected and you do a bit of research. For example...
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