Windows App Developer Links - 2012-10-29

posted on 28 Oct 2012 | Windows App Developer Links

Windows 8 App Development

  • The Windows Store is open (Windows Store for developers)

    • "In this post, Ted Dworkin, Partner Director of Program Management, talks about the path to Windows 8 general availability and the great work our partners have done to support the grand opening of the Windows Store today..."
  • XNA to MonoGame and beyond (Simon Jackson)

    • "As part of a new "Back to basics" series which extends on my original XNA Futures article some months ago, I'm going to cover all the options I explained back then in more detail plus probably a few others which have come to light recently..."
  • View or View Model first in Caliburn Micro WinRT (Nigel Sampson)

    • "Caliburn Micro on its various platforms has usually supported either a View Model first or a View first approach, but not usually both at the same time. ... The latest commit to Caliburn Micro on Codeplex (and hopefully published to Nuget soon) adds support for both approaches out of the box, a first for the library..."
  • Building video application on Windows 8 - things you want to know (Mingfei Yan)

    • "If you want to build video applications on Windows 8 platform, you may find this blog useful. We (Windows Azure Media Services team) ships Smooth Streaming Client SDK for Windows 8 and Microsoft Media Platform Player framework (MMPPF) in addition to Windows 8 Media Foundation to help you build rich media applications..."
  • Working with external storage devices from Windows 8 apps (Andrei Marukovich)

    • "While Windows 8 apps work in sandbox with limited access to file system, WinRT provides two methods for accessing and manipulating files and folders on external storage devices, such us USB keys and external hard drives..."
  • Remote Debugging your Windows Store app on your Surface (Tim Heuer)

    • "So you got that shiny new Surface device today? I'm sure you spent the first few hours just opening it up, setting your personal experiences to your desire, re-installing and discovering new apps. But you are a developer and now you want to see how your app looks on this great device...Here are some tips to get you quickly started..."
  • Remote Debugging to your Surface Machine (Daniel Egan)

    • "So since the Microsoft Surface is out today, I thought I would do a post to show people how to do remote debugging to test it on their ARM device..."
  • How to Share Your Windows 8 App with Friends for Testing (Jared Bienz)

    • "Sometimes you'd like to share an app with friends or family for testing purposes before submitting it to the store. And many times those friends or family won't have Visual Studio installed. This blog post walks you through the steps for building and shipping your app to another person for testing purposes..."
  • Navigation through your Windows Style app (Mark Monster)

    • "While reading the LayoutAwarePage.cs I found some code that handles keystrokes. I even found out something I did not know..."
  • Try Unsnap (Jeremy Foster)

    • "Here's a tidbit that is easy to miss if you're not looking for it. If your user has snapped your app, but then they take an action in your app that gives you reason to attempt to get back out of snap mode, you can do so by calling..."

Tools, Services, Frameworks, & Libraries

  • Component bundle overview for WinRT (Janne Rautiola)

    • "I got a marketing mail from Telerik couple of days ago in which they were marketing their WinRT components. This got me looking deeper into the controls that different manufacturers are selling..."


  • Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript (Stephen Walther)

    • "Last week, I finished writing Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript - Yikes! That is a long title. This book is all about writing apps for Windows 8 which can be added to the Windows Store..."