Jan 102013
 
 January 10, 2013  Posted by at 7:38 am Telerik, WinRT Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
WinRT app guide: Step 18: Running the WACK tool and submitting to the Windows Store

To read the other steps in the step by step guide for creating a Metro/ WinRT application go here I can’t believe it is time! For the past 17 steps we have been working on a small Windows Store App together, and it is now time to submit it to the Windows Store. Let’s have […]

Jan 042013
 
 January 4, 2013  Posted by at 2:20 pm WinRT 3 Responses »
Example WinRT: Changing existing style resource at runtime in code using databindings

I’ve noticed that the last how to change style during runtime example I posted is rather popular, and earlier today I was trying to help somebody with a TextBlock style change implementation for a Windows Store App. The difference this time was that we wanted to change an existing style, not just switch styles. Wether […]

Jan 032013
 
Windows Store App: Live tiles and toast- a simple example

The first time I played around with Tiles and Toasts I was surprised by the lack of easy examples. I mean, it really easy rather simple to implement a basic live tile – be that Windows Store App or Windows Phone app (different implementation thought!), and a very basic toast notification is also rather easy. […]

Dec 262012
 
 December 26, 2012  Posted by at 11:45 pm WinRT Tagged with:  No Responses »
Prism for .NET 4.5 (and WinRT)

Not long before Christmas a first version for Prism on .NET 4.5 was announced. While not an official release, developers are invited to test it and leave some feedback. They expect to have a release soon, maybe even early January. For those eager on using Prism for WinRT applications (Windows Store Apps) they have announced […]

Dec 182012
 
 December 18, 2012  Posted by at 7:15 am Telerik, WinRT Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
WinRT app guide: Step 17: Adding required app images for multiple scale factors

To read the other steps in the step by step guide for creating a Metro/ WinRT application go here Recap We have been building on a Windows Store App, and the app is almost finished. The application allows users to register study items (things they would like to learn) and track their progress and generate […]

Dec 122012
 
 December 12, 2012  Posted by at 5:00 pm WinRT Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
Windows Store App Development for iOS Developers agenda (free streaming event)

Starts: Thursday, December 13, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) For Swedes this means 18:00 our time  Duration: 16 hour(s) Register here for Windows Store App Development for iOS Developers Watch the live stream of this event on The Verge You can also watch the live stream of the event on […]

Dec 042012
 
 December 4, 2012  Posted by at 5:01 pm Telerik, WinRT Tagged with: ,  1 Response »
WinRT app guide: Step 16: Sharing content by contract in 4 easy steps

To read the other steps in the step by step guide for creating a Metro/ WinRT application go here Recap We are building a small application where a user can register study activities and update their progression and see some graphs based on that data. Last time we implemented a function that allows the user […]

Nov 142012
 
 November 14, 2012  Posted by at 10:08 pm C# & F#, Telerik, WinRT Tagged with: ,  1 Response »
WinRT app guide: Step 15: Exporting data as a text file

To read the other steps in the step by step guide for creating a Metro/ WinRT application go here Welcome 🙂 We are currently at step 15 in our step by step guide for creating a Windows Store Application- if this is the first post you’ve seen in this series I would recommend that you […]

Nov 022012
 
 November 2, 2012  Posted by at 11:04 pm Telerik, WinRT Tagged with: ,  4 Responses »
WinRT app guide: Step 14: Adding layout awereness and snapped view, disabling portrait view

To read the other steps in the step by step guide for creating a Metr0/ WInRT application go here We are getting closer to a final first version of this app! One of the requirements is that the app should support different view modes, such as the snapped view, filled view,- and you can choose […]

Nov 012012
 
 November 1, 2012  Posted by at 10:10 pm Uncategorized, WinRT Tagged with: , , , , , ,  Comments Off on Example Windows Store App & Portable Class Library: How to access and use PCL resources
Example Windows Store App & Portable Class Library: How to access and use PCL resources

I’m currently working on a crossplatform app targeting Windows Store Apps and WP8. For this project I’m using a Portable Class Library so I can share the code. I’m using MVVM pattern, the Model and the ViewModels are in the PCL, while the separate projects have only Views and Adapters(for the things that differ such […]

Oct 182012
 
 October 18, 2012  Posted by at 8:54 pm Telerik, WinRT Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
WinRT app guide: Step 13: Adding a horizontal chart and custom pallets for the charts

To read the other steps in the step by step guide for creating a Metr0/ WInRT application go here The charts are more or less the selling point of the app, so we should add more of them. It would be pretty cool to be able to compare estimated time with actual time, as a […]

Oct 142012
 
 October 14, 2012  Posted by at 11:53 pm Telerik, WinRT Tagged with: ,  2 Responses »
WinRT app guide: Step 12: Async CRUD with SQLite and an awesome piechart

To read the other steps in the step by step guide for creating a Metr0/ WInRT application go here I mentioned a few times that synchronous programming can be a bit problematic when programming Windows Store Applications. Asynchronous programming is basically a must- as it is considered good practice and gives a better user experience […]

Oct 112012
 
 October 11, 2012  Posted by at 9:12 am WinRT 7 Responses »
Playing sound, music or video in Windows Store Apps

Playing sounds, music or videos in a Windows Store App is pretty easy. Here is how you can do it. I’ve added a folder for the files The View – the styles for the buttons can be found in teh standardstyles resource dictionary, but Ive added them here for simplicity [sourcecode language=”XML”] <Page x:Class="PlaySound.MainPage" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" […]

Oct 102012
 
 October 10, 2012  Posted by at 2:08 pm Telerik, WinRT Tagged with: ,  2 Responses »
WinRT app guide: Step 11: Using a valueconverter to work with element visibility

To read the other steps in the step by step guide for creating a Metr0/ WInRT application go here We are getting closer now! We need to add function to add and edit category names. To do this I’ve added a neat field within the edit field that is bound to the selected listview item, […]

Oct 102012
 
 October 10, 2012  Posted by at 5:01 am WinRT Tagged with: , , , , ,  4 Responses »
Simple TypeScript Example: Windows Store App using TypeScript with classes, inheritance and interfaces in 6 steps

Ah, the sweet revenge when an evil Javascript dev laughed at my question about how I can fake classes in jS Introducing yet another lets create classes in js! Muahahahaha 😀 Oki, so coffeescript is nice, but I don’t like the syntax. Dart is pretty cool but I can’t take it serious. TypeScript? I like […]

Oct 042012
 
 October 4, 2012  Posted by at 4:47 am WinRT Tagged with: ,  1 Response »

As promised here are the links I talked about at the DevReach session. The tips are aimed at WPF and SL developers wanting to have a smooth(er) transition to Windows Store App development. 1. Do your homework Read & understand the guidelines before you start Attend a virtual training 2.Plan and Re-Think Plan navigation flow […]

Oct 022012
 
 October 2, 2012  Posted by at 2:38 pm Telerik, WinRT Tagged with: ,  10 Responses »
WinRT app guide: Step 10: Adding a lightweight database (SQLite) and CRUD support + two-way element binding

To read the other steps in the step by step guide for creating a Metr0/ WInRT application go here A fairly delayed post unfortunately, to get us moving faster I’ve decided to add more features this time around so prepare for some big steps! So far we haven’t discussed how we are going to store […]

Sep 172012
 
 September 17, 2012  Posted by at 2:36 am WinRT Tagged with: , , , , , ,  5 Responses »
Running the WACK tool using Powershell 2012 in Windows 8 to test a Windows Store App

I’ve been having problems running the app on the WACK tool, as it wouldn’t find my app, and for some weird reason it wouldn’t quite work from Visual Studio either with one of the apps. So I had to do it via PowerShell. Here is how you do it, in case you also have problems […]

Sep 152012
 
 September 15, 2012  Posted by at 10:56 pm Telerik, WinRT Tagged with: ,  6 Responses »
WinRT app guide: Step 8: Typography and color compliance, styling up the app and the RadControl chart

To read the other steps in the step by step guide for creating a Metr0/ WInRT application go here Time to have a talk about design. As I’ve understood it, most devs aren’t too keen on this part- but for WinRT / Windows Store Apps this an important requirement. To make it easier for us […]

Sep 132012
 
 September 13, 2012  Posted by at 11:46 pm Telerik, WinRT Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
My first Windows Store App , IntuiTrain, can be downloaded for free from Windows Store :D

It took less than 48 hours to get my app published (Attending a Microsoft App Excellence Lab next week, hoping for a token for Windows Store) so that might have speeded up the process, but I’ve heard that it doesn’t take as long as with Windows Phone Apps anyway (took me over a week for […]