Windows App Developer Links - 2012-11-05

posted on 04 Nov 2012 | Windows App Developer Links

Windows Store App Development

Windows Phone App Development

  • First Look at WP8 - Project Template and Manifest File (Kunal Chowdhury)

    • "Today in this post we will have a quick look into the new WP8 SDK template, the project structure and improved manifest file..."
  • Windows Phone 8 Iconic Tile Image Size Comparison (Mikael Koskinen)

    • "Based on the discussion on StackOverflow, I decided to test out the different IconicTileTemplate sizes. The idea was to try to find out: 1. What are the correct dimensions for images used in the IconicTileTemplate, 2. What image is used when the iconic tile is in wide mode..."
  • Windows Phone 8 SDK: Accessing Content from an SD Card (Nick's .NET Travels)

    • "Before you get all excited and worked up about the fact that you can use an SD card with the new Windows Phone SDK there are a couple of limitations that you need to be aware of..."
  • Develop for Windows Phone and Windows using Portable Class Library (Nick's .NET Travels)

    • "In the past I wasn't a big fan of the Portable Class Library as I felt it imposed more restrictions than necessary and would constrain/frustrate developers more than it would actually solve a problem. However, in recent times a couple of things have happened that have made this whole experience a lot better..."

Tools, Services, Frameworks, & Libraries

  • Text-To-Speech with Microsoft Translator Service (CodePlex)

    • "With this library, you can easily add Text-To-Speech capabilities to your .NET applications. It uses the Microsoft Translator Service to obtain streams of file speaking text in the desired language..."
  • Okra App Framework v0.9.5 Released (Andrew Wilkinson)

    • "The latest update to the Okra App Framework has just been released and is available from the Okra CodePlex site and via NuGet..."