Additional Windows 8 Camps (US only) coming!

Missed some of the local Windows 8 Camps?  More are on the way!   Via my teammate Chris Bowen… I previously mentioned the series of Windows Developer Camps – free, full-day events to help you learn about building Metro-style apps for Windows 8. They feature a mix of developer sessions plus a series of hands-on…


How to get the Windows 8 Camp presentations, code samples and hands on labs

Great news!  The Windows 8 Camp in a Box is now available for download.  It includes all of the presentations, code samples, and hands on labs I showed off during the Windows 8 Camps and NYC Windows 8 Developer Event.  The content is available in both XAML/C# and HTML/JavaScript versions.   If you have been looking…

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Defining Layout in a Windows 8 Metro Style App using CSS3, HTML and JavaScript

Overview I have been coding a Windows 8 Metro Style App using the new Windows 8 Release Preview bits and Visual Studio Express 2012 RC.  The app is going to be a retro shooter that takes advantage of HTML5 Canvas for the main game engine along with several Windows 8 Metro Style App Features.  This…

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Upcoming MSDN Webcast series on Windows 8 Metro Style App Development

Can’t make it to any of the official Windows 8 Camps? No worries!  Microsoft is hosting an online Webcast series devoted to Windows 8 Metro Style App Development.    Here is the full schedule via Jaime…   Monday May 14th, 2012  8:30 AM PST Introduction to the Windows 8 platform and the Windows store Jennifer…


Adding Touch support to a Windows 8 Metro Style App using HTML and JavaScript

Overview I have recently been coding a Windows 8 Metro Style App using the new Windows 8 Release Preview bits and Visual Studio Express 2012 RC.  The app is going to be a retro shooter that takes advantage of HTML5 Canvas for the main game engine and then several Windows 8 Metro Style App Features. …


Help! Visual Studio 11 Beta Dark Theme incorrectly using White Background

I ran across an issue with Visual Studio 2011 Ultimate Beta this morning and figured I would share the solution here with everyone.  It may exist in Visual Studio 2011 Express Beta as well I just haven’t seen it yet myself.  The issue began when I installed Visual Studio 2011 Ultimate Beta and selected a…

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Connecting to WCF RIA Services in a Windows 8 Metro Style App using Upshot.js and Knockout.js

Overview After messing around with KnockoutJS inside of Metro Style Apps I decided to dive a little deeper and see what Single Page Applications (particularly Upshot.js) could offer.  I’ve gotten asked by more than a few developers how best to connect to their existing WCF RIA Services inside of Metro Style Apps.  The approach I…

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