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. […]

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 052012
 September 5, 2012  Posted by at 11:02 pm Not So Stupid Questions Tagged with: , , , ,  3 Responses »
Stupid question 37: When will the Windows Phone SDK be available for devs?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] Without knowing how much I can reveal right know, I will be making a Windows phone 8 app […]

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 […]