Feb 262015
 
 February 26, 2015  Posted by at 11:40 pm Cordova, Dev Environment, Universal Apps, Visual Studio, WinRT No Responses »
Cordova app in Visual Studio error with Windows Store deploy/debug: certificate specified has expired

While building and attempting to debug a Window Store Cordova application in Visual Studio I got an error that the certificate has expired. Error     3            The certificate specified has expired. For more information about renewing certificates (Yes, I created a project called deleteme so I could grab a screenshot of the error for you hehe) […]

Feb 122015
 
Cross platform development with Apache Cordova for VS2013 – a hello world using the camera

Recently I’ve been doing some research for a customer at work in regards to the best tools and platforms to use and target. One of the things I hadn’t tried yet was cross platform development using Apache Cordova for Visual Studio 2013 CTP3. I have used eclipse and Cordova, but the environment is not familiar […]

Dec 122014
 
 December 12, 2014  Posted by at 12:45 pm Universal Apps, WinRT No Responses »
More travel and Windows Store App Visual Studio error: This app does not support the contract specified or is not installed

Tomorrow I have the exciting challenge of getting up at 3:30 AM, close to when I usually go to bed. I have also convinced myself that I will be able to code in the taxi sans nourriture (without food) during the 2h taxi ride to the airport. I have this irrational fear of sleeping in […]

Dec 082014
 
 December 8, 2014  Posted by at 4:44 pm C# & F#, Optical Character Recognition, Universal Apps, WinRT, WP 1 Response »
Adding contacts in a Universal Store App (Windows Store and Windows Phone)

It’s getting rather cold in UK and I am dreading the winter and the darkness. However, on the positive side it is cozier to sit and code in front of the computer with a lovely cup of tea or coffee. And here is some code. I was asked on Twitter to post about adding contacts […]

Nov 152014
 
 November 15, 2014  Posted by at 2:44 pm Optical Character Recognition, Universal Apps, WinRT, WP 3 Responses »
Windows Runtime Optical Character Recognition and Speech Synthesis- adding additional language support

This post is a continuation of the Windows Runtime Optical Character Recognition I posted a month back. By default the Windows Runtime Optical Character Recognition library supports English. The resource file for English is added to the project when the Nuget package has been added, under a folder called OcrResources and the file itself called […]

Oct 082014
 
 October 8, 2014  Posted by at 9:51 am Life of Iris, Universal Apps, WinRT 1 Response »
More on Japan and autogenerating assets for a Windows Store (and Windows Phone) application

Hello everybody! Japan is treating us nice and we have gotten to see a lot of really cool things and nerding out big time. Today I was bedridden due to a massive migraine so I didn’t get to go to Akihabara (shopping district for video games, anime, manga, and computer goods) but we will go […]

Sep 302014
 
Video: Get Started With Optical Character Recognition with the OCR Library for Windows Runtime

A few weeks ago the OCR library for Windows Runtime was released, and I was beyond excited. While I tried it out and made a nifty little app (should be in the Store soon) I realized that this stuff is so awesome it has to be shared! Here is a very little and quick introduction […]

Sep 272014
 
 September 27, 2014  Posted by at 10:26 am Universal Apps, WinRT No Responses »
Localizing a Universal Store App part 2

This is part 2 of a two part series on resources and assets for localization (Universal Store Apps). Part 1 can be found here Previous part Using resource strings in XAML Using resource strings in XAML for styles Using resource strings in code Covered in this part Using resource images Setting images for scaling Localizing […]

Sep 262014
 
 September 26, 2014  Posted by at 11:30 am Universal Apps, WinRT 2 Responses »
Localizing a Universal Store App part 1

With 191 markets and 54 languages we really should think about the localizing our application, as well as providing images for scaling and contrast. This article shows the following: Using resource strings in XAML Using resource strings in XAML for styles Using resource strings in code Covered in part 2: (tomorrow) Using resource images Setting […]

Sep 172014
 
 September 17, 2014  Posted by at 11:04 am Universal Apps, WinRT, WP No Responses »
WinRT- grabbing the last file the user accessed. FutureAccessList and MostRecentlyUsedList

I have to apologize the shortness and simple posts I’ve written the past few weeks- I realized today that is has been a while since I’ve done a longer post. Currently working on a course for Pluralsight, and being somewhat overwhelmed over the learning curve at work has left me with little time. I am […]

Jun 032014
 
 June 3, 2014  Posted by at 7:09 am Angular, C# & F#, HTML & CSS, JS & TS, Universal Apps, WinRT, WP No Responses »
Windows Phone 8.1 with WinJS, Angular.js using a WinRT Component in C# (cross language component)

I’m at NDC- Norwegian Developer Conference and this year I have only one session, and I decided to be here all week. Kjersti and Jacob, two of the organizers from Programmutvikling let’s speakers attend workshops for free so this year I was able to take advantage of that and have attended the two-day workshop on […]

May 052014
 
 May 5, 2014  Posted by at 3:05 pm C# & F#, Universal Apps, WinRT, WP, XAML 2 Responses »
(video) Sharing views (XAML) using Portable Class Libraries

After another PCL debate on Twitter I realized many were unaware of the fact that PCLs have undergone a lot of improvements, and for example fully supports sharing views and XAML resources between Windows Store Apps and Windows Phone (WinRT) apps. Here is a demo and some rambling. Happy coding! Big thank you to David […]

Apr 282014
 
 April 28, 2014  Posted by at 5:51 am Universal Apps, WinRT, WP, XAML No Responses »
Free 3 day course on Building Apps for Windows Phone 8.1 (& Windows Store Apps)

Today I’m working in the sun, enjoying another sunny day before it gets colder again for the next two weeks. I know I’ve complained about the Lenovo w540, but I have to say that the screen is fantastic. Even with the sun directly on the monitor I can see everything without having to squint, and […]