Windows Dev News for March 14, 2012 - 2 - #0051
In This Issue:
Jalpesh P. Vadgama
Above The Fold:
"Monetize your Metro style app with Microsoft AdCenter"
"Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta - Local and Roaming application data storage (Part 5/11)"
"Windows Phone Performance - Part 3 of Many: Tie Fighters and Drunk Spaceship Captains"
"Understanding the Portable Library by Chasing ICommand (3 of 3)"
Desert Mountain Developers
Visual Studio #LightSwitch Daily
WinJS - how to create your own custom control !
has a surprisingly short tutorial up for creating a custom control in WinJS... watch for more from Jonathan here
Best practice tips for delivering apps to Windows Phone with 256MB
details the 10 best practice tips for delivering apps to a Windows Phone with 256MB from Nokia, and a link to the article with details of each tip
Monetize your Metro style app with Microsoft AdCenter
announced an update to the AdCenter SDK to include Metro apps, and a XAML example of how simple it is to use
jQuery Tip #6 - Creating a Custom jQuery Selector
explains some background on jQuery Selectors then selector extensions and how to write your own, with some code to demonstrate
Blend Beta Known Issue: Menus do not render correctly when Windows 8 Basic theme is applied
acknowledges a bug with menus when the Windows 8 basic theme is in play and the workaround is to change the default, which she describes
Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta - Local and Roaming application data storage (Part 5/11)
's part 5 is about local and roaming data storage provided for WinRT... roaming synchronized by Windows if the user permits
Windows Phone Performance - Part 3 of Many: Tie Fighters and Drunk Spaceship Captains
discusses procedural animation and then gets into frame rate counters and redraw regions
Microsoft Startker Kit Video (Silverlight)
lists links to all pieces of a Silverlight Starter Kit that he did for Microsoft... creating a custom ListBox.
Understanding the Portable Library by Chasing ICommand (3 of 3)
' part 3 of his portability series is up and this time it's Metro and wiring up the same library as before ?!?
Windows Phone: Background Agents Pitfalls (1 of n)
breaks away from the normal blogpost and discusses the real-world hard issues in this first of many posts about pitfalls
Implement Sharing to Facebook, Twitter in Windows Phone
uses the ShareLinkTaks class to get from WP7 out to Facebook and Twitter... couldn't be easier!
Number- New HTML5 Input type
Jalpesh P. Vadgama
gives you all the info you need about the new 'Number' HTML5 input type including sample code to try out
Viewport, Device, and Document Size
gives us a good discussion on why knowning the page dimensions, browser viewport (?), and device resolution are so important to your app
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