Sep 072012
 
 September 7, 2012  Posted by at 10:08 pm Telerik, WinRT Tagged with: , , , ,  4 Responses »
WinRT app guide: Step 6: Adding a DataTemplate to the ListView

To read the other steps in the step by step guide for creating a Metr/ WInRT application go here First! The most important thing! Let’s have some fun. Adding text and coming up with names is tedious and boring. Lets add a few more items to our test data, and add some more text in […]

Sep 032012
 
 September 3, 2012  Posted by at 10:07 pm WinRT Tagged with: , , , ,  8 Responses »
WinRT app guide: Step 5: Adding the model and some helper classes

To read the other steps in the step by step guide for creating a Metr/ WInRT application go here Sorry for this tiny delay on the blog post, I’ve been in Bulgaria for Telerik’s 10 year anniversary/teambuilding thursday – monday , and the resort we stayed at only had wifi in the bar – and […]

Aug 242012
 
 August 24, 2012  Posted by at 11:40 am WinRT Tagged with: , , , ,  4 Responses »
Free 'book' : User Experience Guidelines for Metro/Windows 8 style apps (WinRT apps)

I put the word ‘book’ in quotation marks as I don’t think that this resource is meant to be a book, but considering the size – 316 pages, I would call it a book. If you like to develop Metro/WinRT/Windows 8 style apps like I do, you can now download all the guidelines collected here […]

Aug 222012
 
 August 22, 2012  Posted by at 8:18 pm WinRT No Responses »
WinRT/Metro App Q n’ A: Can I access accent / start screen background color in my app?

This was a question that came up on Twitter during the night. Since I’ve done some Windows Phone development and I understand that WP developers might want to do this in WinRT apps. Unfortunately this cant be done. At the moment you cant access the screen background color for usage in the application. The sandboxing […]

Jul 172012
 
 July 17, 2012  Posted by at 9:42 am WinRT 4 Responses »
WinRT/Metro App Q n’ A: How do I get the screen resolution and scale?

Following a discussion on the Metro/WinRT mailinglist I’ve decided to share a handy little code snippet. With different screen resolutions, aspect ratios and scaling you might need to display things differently, and maybe you would like to access the resolution and scale details in code/programmatically. Well, it’s actually quite easy: [sourcecode language=”XML”] // double height […]

Jul 112012
 
 July 11, 2012  Posted by at 6:52 am WinRT 19 Responses »
Example Metro app /WinRT: Serializing and deseralizing objects using XMLSerializer to StorageFile and LocalFolder using generics and async/await threading

After a great comment from a user on MSDN I’ve decided to make another example app to show how to serialixe/deserialize with XMLSerialiser – keeping the code where I use DataContractSerializer so you can see both ways of doing it. Methods are still generic. From performance standpoint XMLSerializer is best, and recommended. DataContractSerializer might be […]

Jul 112012
 
 July 11, 2012  Posted by at 1:49 am WinRT 1 Response »
Example Metro app /WinRT: Show/Hide items in AppBar based on current selected FlipView Item

Today I added a flipview to one of my views. The items displays statistics, and criteria for the different statistics vary depending between piecharts and linecharts. So, I needed to display different options in my appbar, based on the flipviewitem selected. Here is an easy app example I’ve made that you can download. To ge […]

Jul 092012
 
 July 9, 2012  Posted by at 11:00 pm WinRT 8 Responses »
Example Metro app /WinRT: Serializing and deseralizing objects to StorageFile and LocalFolder using generics and async/await threading

EDIT- Please have a look at a newer blog post with a more detailed example, that uses XMLserializer (both ways are included int the code). A few errors have also been fixed Example Metro app /WinRT: Serializing and deseralizing objects using XMLSerializer to StorageFile and LocalFolder using generics and async/await threading This one was a […]

Jul 042012
 
 July 4, 2012  Posted by at 4:10 am WinRT 4 Responses »
Example Metro app /WinRT: background task that uppdates internet connection and metering (roaming) information based on network changes

Continuing on my Metro app, working myself through all the requirements, I’ve made another example and downloadable simple example. Problem: You have to notify the user if he/she is connected to the internet or not, and display metering information (Data limit, approaching data limit etc) if roaming is activated. Some requriements applicable from Application Profile […]