Playing Music and Sound Effects in 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. …

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Illegal characters in path when deploying a Metro Style App

If you are getting an error similar to the one below when deploying your Metro Style App in Visual Studio 11 Beta it’s not you. Error 1 Error : DEP0600 : The following unexpected error occurred during deployment: Illegal characters in path. at System.IO.Path.CheckInvalidPathChars(String path, Boolean checkAdditional) at System.IO.Path.Combine(String path1, String path2) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ImmersiveProjectServices.Shared.AppxLayoutManager.CheckPackageLayoutState(DeployPackageName deployPackageName,…

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Using KnockoutJS in Windows 8 Metro Style Apps

What is it? If you have been messing around with JavaScript lately and come from a .Net Background you might have already heard of KnockoutJS. If you haven’t, KnockoutJS is a lightweight, free, JavaScript Library from Steve Sanderson that brings the MVVM pattern to the web world.  It’s also filled with #awesome sauce.   Cats…

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Accessing the Camera in 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….

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Accessing the Accelerometer in 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. …

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