Windows App Developer Links - 2012-11-02

posted on 01 Nov 2012 | Windows App Developer Links

Windows Store App Development

  • 31 Days of Windows 8 | Day #1: The Blank App (Jeff Blankenburg)

    • "In the first article of this series, Clark and I thought it was important to cover the inner workings of a Windows Store Blank App template in Visual Studio 2012..."
  • Windows 8 Apps: The 8 Must-Know Tricks! Day 8 (Samidip Basu)

    • "Day 8: Live Services Integration. Live Services is a suite of services comprising of Microsoft's SkyDrive, Hotmail/Live/Outlook email & Windows Live Messenger, often clubbed together as Software-As-Service..."
  • Windows 8 XAML Tips - Rotated GridViewItems (Fons Sonnemans)

    • "I'm working on a new Windows 8 Store app and in this app I needed a GridView in which the GridView items are rotated a few degrees randomly. In this blog I will explain how I implemented this using Styling and Templating and a few lines of C# code..."
  • 0 of n - DirectX and XAML in Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (Toni Petrina)

    • "Since we now have both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 out in the wild, I will dedicate some time on this blog to describing how to combine XAML and DirectX on both platforms..."
  • Better Bing Maps Sdk for Metro Apps (Winrt, Windows8) (Dreamteam Experience)

    • "With minimal efforts applied, you can now still use databinding with Bing Maps control in WinRT. We've defined helpful class to support binding on Map.Center and MapLayer.Position properties..."
  • W8WIL #7: Uniquely Identifying Items in the Grid App JS Template (G. Andrew Duthie)

    • "In this installment of Windows 8: What I've learned, I'll discuss a bug in my app that came from a poor understanding of the underlying template I'd built on..."
  • Using custom OTF fonts in Windows 8 XAML (HÃ¥kan Reis)

    • "Maybe it should be part of my Styling Windows 8 series, but this was a problem that has haunted me for a couple of days. Now, that I finally solved it I might as well share it to get it out of my system..."
  • Getting Started with TypeScript - Classes, Static Types and Interfaces (Dan Wahlin)

    • "The goal of this post isn't to convince you to use TypeScript instead of standard JavaScript... I'm a big fan of JavaScript. Instead, I'll present several TypeScript features and let you make the decision as to whether TypeScript is a good fit for your applications..."