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  • mschray

    Windows 8 Development in C# Learning Resources

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    Looking from some Windows 8 Development in C# Learning Resources? Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps using C# Jump Start - http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/essentials-of-developing-windows-store-apps-using-c-jump-start...
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    C# learning Resources

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    Looking for some C# Language learning resources? C# Fundamentals: Development for Absolute Beginners - http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/c-fundamentals-development-for-absolute-beginners Programming in C# Jump Start - http://www...
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    Bing Code Example Inside of Visual Studio

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    Want to stay inside Visual Studio and find relevant examples germane to what your doing?  Bing Code Search for C# is the way to go http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2014/02/17/introducing-bing-code-search-for-c.aspx
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    Windows Key + Z–did not know that

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    It turns out the Windows Key+Z will pop-up your modern UI apps appbars.  That was news to me.  I knew that right clicking and also the swiping up from the bottom of the screen or swiping down from the top of screen would expose the app bars...
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    Quick Image Resizing with Paint

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    There are great tools like Paint.NET and Photoshop, but if you are simply after a quick image resize the Paint application build into Windows will work fine. 1. Open Paint 2. Open the image to be resize 3. Select the resize menu choice from the ribbon...
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    How to EASILY create application art for your App using PowerPoint 2013

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    He is an approach to easily creating application art for a Windows Store or Windows Phone Store app. Open PowerPoint 2013 Click the Insert Tab>Click Shapes and pick the rectangle Click on the empty slide and stretch the shape Right click on the shape...
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    Get OneDrive

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    OneDrive is out with clients for Windows 8.1 (built in), Windows Phone, Android and iOS.  Get it here: https://skydrive.live.com?invref=bf4f4853c980e97a&invsrc=90
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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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