Windows Dev News for March 20, 2012 - #0053
In This Issue:
Jose and Luis Latorre Millas
Above The Fold:
"Hacking PivotViewer: Zoom"
"Using a ToggleButton in your XAML Metro style AppBar"
"Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta - Licensing and In-app purchases (Part 7/11)"
"An Accurate Windows 8 Platform Architecture Diagram?"
Desert Mountain Developers
Visual Studio #LightSwitch Daily
and his company for their
Kinect Quiz app for Yaz
Hacking PivotViewer: Zoom
is starting a series on Hacking PivotViewer and starting with exposing a Zoom API
How to Unlock your WP7 Device for Development
gives the run-down on how to get your WP7 device unlocked so you can side-load your apps to it for direct development rather than depending upon the simulator
The LoadJpeg Advantage on Windows Phone
While working on an article,
was trying to download a large JPEG and was surprised his first attempts didn't work, then was pleasantly surprised to find LoadJpeg worked just fine
WinJS - how to cancel the navigation from a page ?
shows how to use WinJS to very nicely cancel navigation from a page
Part 66 - Windows Phone - Theme colored tile and icon
's 66th Episode on WP7 dev is creating theme-colored tile images
Using a ToggleButton in your XAML Metro style AppBar
has a great post you're going to want to read and downlaod the code... modifying the AppBarButtonStyle to get yourself a toggle button in the app bar... very cool
Known Issue: XAML Designer in Visual Studio 11 Beta Crashes on Launch
has a post on the Blend Insider blog that he's going to keep open and add onto about workarounds to VS11 issues The first one up is a crash when opening a XAML doc... quite the command prompt sequence to workaround it too :)
Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta - Licensing and In-app purchases (Part 7/11)
discusses using the CurrentAppSimulator class and working through the licensing and in-app purchase issues prior to actually doing them live
is writing a book on HSL and Pixel Shaders... that should be fun... read his intro in this post
An Accurate Windows 8 Platform Architecture Diagram?
Got a link to
's blog from Walt Ritscher, and this is an excellent discussion of the Windows 8 diagram we've all seen before and Richard's suggestion of how it should be re-worked
The gestures of Windows 8 (Consumer preview): part 2, More about Search
has part 2 of his Windows 8 gestures series up and is talking about the Search charm and some good info about search that you might not be aware of
Windows 8 Metro Application AppBar trick
Jose Luis Latorre Millas
shows how to push your appbar into a ResourceDictionary and use it across your app
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