Windows App Developer Links - 2012-11-14

posted on 14 Nov 2012 | Windows App Developer Links

Windows Store App Development

  • 31 Days of Windows 8 | Day #13: Navigation (Jeff Blankenburg)

    • "In fact, in the first 12 days of this series, we've spent very little time talking about how to do one of the most common activities we'll encounter in Windows 8 development: navigating between XAML pages..."
  • Windows 8 Store Apps - Debugging Background Tasks (Mike Taulty)

    • "I'm sure this is written down somewhere but I've not come across it so I thought I'd write it down here. At our UK Windows 8 Camps we talk about the process lifecycle for a Windows 8 Store app and how a developer needs to think about the steps of suspend/resume/terminate for an app..."
  • Windows Store apps Development Tutorial (Part 9) - Share Contract using DataTransferManager (Kunal Chowdhury)

    • "If you are a Windows 8 Store application and/or game developer, you may want to provide feature to share text, graphics, links or game score cards to Facebook, Twitter or Email. Windows 8 SDK provides those APIs to implement the feature in your application..."

Windows Phone App Development

  • Windows Phone 8 - Fast app resume (Tore Lervik)

    • "Fast app resume makes app behave more like they do in Windows 8 when clicking on the app tile. In this example we are resuming the app to where we left it..."

Tools, Services, Frameworks, & Libraries


  • Scaling cloud apps with the .NET Framework 4.5 (.NET Framework Blog)

    • "Richard Lander, a program manager for the Common Language Runtime, explains a few best practices that can result in fantastic scaling by applying very simple coding patterns around the .NET Framework 4.5 asynchrony feature..."
  • IE10: Fast, Fluid, Perfect for Touch, and Available Now for Windows 7 (IEBlog)

    • "With the IE10 Release Preview for Windows 7 consumers can now enjoy a fast and fluid Web with the updated IE10 engine on their Windows 7 devices. The release preview of IE10 on Windows 7 is available for download today..."