Windows Dev News for January 02, 2013 - #0138
In This Issue:
Senthil Kumar B
Frank La Vigne
Above The Fold:
"Planning the Windows 8 Cookbook"
"What's New in Windows Phone 8 (1 out of 8) - Tiles"
"Controlling The DataTemplate"
"Complete Windows Phone 8 API QuickStart"
Frank La Vigne
Desert Mountain Developers
Visual Studio #LightSwitch Daily
Get the version number of a Windows Store app
demonstrates getting the version number of your app for display in the 'about' screen, or for any feedback use... XAML/C# AND HTML/JS... cool
If you're looking for a post to get you 'off the dime' on building a WinApp using HTML/JS/CSS, look no further, Senthil Kumar B has just that up on his site
Planning the Windows 8 Cookbook
Dennis Doomen has decided to revive the Silverlight Cookbook by rebuilding it as a WinApp, plus host the project on GitHub... this intro post details the things he'd like to use putting it together
What's New in Windows Phone 8 (1 out of 8)-Tiles
As he did with the Win8 Preview,
has another awesome series of posts up on WP8... first up - Tiles
Controlling The DataTemplate
cracked the nut on getting around not having Ancestor binding in Windows 8, and demonstrates this by controlling a data template by the item selection
Allowing Users To Self Register In Your LightSwitch Website
's latest LightSwitch post is on setting up security on a LightSwitch site and how to allow users to self-register if you must.
Creating a round button in CSS 3.0
's latest post is on creating a round button in HTML5/CSS... pretty darn simple I say!
Part 13 - Windows Store - Navigation using C# and XAML
continues his WinApp series with this number 13 on Navigation using C# and XAML
Remote Debugging your Windows Store app on your Surface
explains how to get your little gem of an app up and running (remotely) on your Surface device
Finding Elements In The DOM Using querySelector
shows how to use the querySelector family of functions to rat around in the DOM much easier than using everything else we've used before
Creating your own file format to import .FBX, .OBJ and .X in your Windows 8 modern UI game (or 3D engine)
proposes offine parsing for 3D files to generate a complete in-memory ofject model based on the file content
Running Python in Silverlight
has an interesting post up on running a Python script served up from a service inside his Silverlight app... interesting solution to the problem!
How to Retrieve Remaining Battery Status of WP8 Programmatically?
shows how to get the battery status of your user's WP8 device and cautions that this method is not available for WP7
Complete Windows Phone 8 API QuickStart
Frank La Vigne
posted a link to an awesome WP8 API PDF file ... bookmarking that on WynApse.com
Example Windows Store App /WinRT: Adding and using Bing Map
gives the intro to using Bing Maps in your WinApp.
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