Windows Dev News for March 17, 2012 - #0052
In This Issue:
Above The Fold:
"Creating and Consuming LightSwitch OData Services"
"Build HTML Metro style apps with Blend for Visual Studio 11 Beta"
"Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta - Quick tip: using sensors (Part 6/11)"
"Removing the 'Invalid Credentials... ' message from Bing Maps on WP7"
Desert Mountain Developers
Visual Studio #LightSwitch Daily
WinJS - how to use resources and do some globalization
gets into WinJS resource system and demonstrates a globalization concept using it
10 tips on porting Silverlight apps to WinRT/Metro (Part 2)
has another set of tips for porting your app from Silverlight to W8 Metro... good list, and good external links as well
colorizing images using expression blend
shows his technique for colorizing images for WP7 with Expression Blend even without the use of the shaders he uses in WPF
Creating and Consuming LightSwitch OData Services
's latest LightSwitch post is is all about consuming OData services that LightSwitch exposes
How to Enable Call Waiting Service in WP7
details the not-so-obvious method of enabling and disabling call waiting on WP7 devices.
is doing some JS for C# dev posts... this one is on function overloads and whoa... they don't work like you would expect.
Part 64 - Windows Phone - MediaPlayer and Marketplace
's 64th entry is about interacting with the user prior to your app playing sound or adjusting volume
Build HTML Metro style apps with Blend for Visual Studio 11 Beta
has a quick 'first look' at Blend as baked-into VS11 beta... in case you haven't already seen it... and hey, it's not just for C# anymore either!
Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta - Quick tip: using sensors (Part 6/11)
's part 6 on W8 is a quick tip on using the sensors and the one he picked to discuss is the LightSensor
HTML Needs Custom Components (and What to Do About It)
talks about a couple solutions for organizing component libraries in HTML... the walkthru on QuickUI is informative and fast... worth the time
Creating a Horizontal CSS List Menu
already wrote about vertical CSS menus, now it's horizontal and making them look good too
Windows Phone App Development for Beginners #7 TextBlock control
's WP7 beginners series is this post on TextBlocks
Removing the 'Invalid Credentials... ' message from Bing Maps on WP7
has a pretty cool use for Colin Eberhardt's linq-to-visual tree extension up removing not only the 'unable to contact server', but the 'invalid credentials' overlay in Bing Maps
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