Windows App Developer Links - 2012-04-19

posted on 19 Apr 2012 | Windows App Developer Links

Windows 8

  • Introducing Windows 8 Enterprise and Enhanced Software Assurance (The Windows Blog)

    • "I wanted to take this opportunity today to also talk about what the Windows 8 Enterprise edition will offer customers when it becomes available and how the Software Assurance benefits are changing to better meet our customers' needs."

Visual Studio 11

  • What's New in ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 11 Beta (Microsoft ASP.NET Team)

    • "This document describes new features and enhancements that are being introduced in ASP.NET 4.5. It also describes improvements being made for web development in Visual Studio (Visual Web Developer)."
  • 10 illustrated examples of Visual Studio 11 (Troy Hunt)

    • "Fresh from the 2012 MVP summit with lots of enthusiasm and grand ideas, I thought it would be worthwhile repeating my 25 illustrated examples of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 post with the technologies of today (or should that be tomorrow?) albeit a few weeks later than I had planned. There are some very, very exciting new things in the pipeline which I'd like to share while they're fresh in my mind and analogous with that post from two and a half years back, I'd like to actually show you what's happening."
  • Visual Studio Toolbox: Blend and HTML-flavored Metro Style Apps (Channel 9)

    • "In this episode, Kirupa Chinnathambi shows us how to use Blend for Visual Studio to create good looking apps. He demonstrates how Blend is an excellent tool for authoring HTML, CSS, and JavaScript."

Metro App Development

  • Creating a great tile experience (part 2) (Windows 8 App Developer Blog)

    • "In part 1 of this post, we learned how to design tile updates and choose the templates to match the content you want to show on your live tile. We got the app set up with a wide default tile and now we're ready to start updating our tiles. Now, we dive straight into the code. First, we'll see how to set up polling on our Contoso Food Trucks app tile, including what our web service code looks like. Then we add a secondary tile to the app and update it using the NotificationsExtension library provided in the Windows 8 SDK App tiles and badges sample."
  • WP to W8: User Interface (Jared Bienz)

    • "In this article I want to expand on the information already available about porting user interfaces from Windows Phone to Windows 8. The most important place to start is an article titled Porting Silverlight or WPF XAML/code to a Metro style app on MSDN. It covers slight changes in the Application object, Window object and Navigation system. It also covers more involved changes to the Resource model and to Touch. I'll talk briefly about touch at the end of this post and I'm dedicating an entire article to resources..."
  • Windows 8 Metro: Starting your first App from scratch (Andrea Boschin)

    • "After the first article in this series, where I briefly discussed about design aspects of the new Metro interface, involving simplicity, flatness, emptiness and the pillars of this new beautiful paradigm, as promised, it is now time to start exploring the tools available to start create your applications."
  • A XAML Settings Panel for Windows 8 Metro (Diederik Krols)

    • "This article describes how to create a custom Settings Panel for a Windows 8 Metro app (Consumer Preview) using XAML and C#. It also describes a way to broadcast the new settings to the app's components. Apps written in JavaScript and HTML5 can make use of the SettingsFlyout control. There's a full sample demonstrating everything. XAML developers have no out-of-the-box settings control. They have to look very hard to find just a modest quickstart. This article is loosely based on that quickstart."
  • Semantic Zoom with MVVMLight - Windows 8 Metro (Depechie)

    • "This week I've been trying out some Windows 8 Metro development and by doing so I came across something I think will help out other devs.