IDFLinkable 2012-12-26

MonoGame with Windows 8 Multipart Series – http://www.billreiss.com/monogame-for-windows-8-step-0/ Creating Windows 8 Games with JavaScript – http://www.sitepoint.com/series/create-a-windows-8-game-with-javascript Getting Started with Direct3d – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/chuckw/archive/2011/07/11/getting-started-with-direct3d-11.aspx SQLLite and WinRt – – http://www.myvbprof.com/myVBProf2012/Tutorials/WinRT_SQLite.aspx Windows 8 Design Heritage – traces design evolution from Xerox Parc to Windows 8 – http://www.zdnet.com/windows-8-interfaces-design-heritage-7000004196/ VS2012 Update 1 – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2012/11/26/visual-studio-2012-update-1-now-available.aspx http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/3a96a4dc-ba9c-4589-92c5-640e07332afd Windows 8 Steam Usage Already…

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FREE Windows 8 Dev with HTML5 Exam Voucher

I’m loving this offer.  Get a free promo code for MCP Exam 70-480 “Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 ” .  Note this exam is about HTML5 dev, not Windows 8 dev (thanks @armen).  All you have to do is complete the online course “Developing in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Jump Start” and the…

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What the Hyper-V? WP8 SDK Emulator and Hyper-V Insights

As I noted in an earlier post [  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devfish/archive/2012/11/06/are-you-slat-compatible-wp8-sdk-tip-01.aspx ], the Windows Phone 8 emulator requires Hyper-V if you wish to work against the emulator.  So what’s going on under the hood?  Let’s take a peek at some of the Hyper-V points going on with Windows 8 and Hyper-V. The Windows Phone 8 SDK ships…

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Windows Phone 8 Development Internals Preview 1

Perhaps my favorite Windows Phone book ( after SAMS Windows Phone 7.5 Development in 24 Hours, of course ) was Andrew Whitechapel’s Windows Phone 7 Development Internals.  The book offered a great inside look at almost all the phone internals.  Andrew’s book turned into a referral / goto reference for items we weren’t able to…

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Are you SLAT Compatible? WP8 SDK Tip 01

Windows Phone 8 SDK has some new requirements you might not be aware of. Firstly, it requires Windows 8 64-bit version.  I’ve already run into a few folks who had the 32-bit version of Windows 8 installed and were unable to run the phone tools.  Make sure you have Windows 8 64-bit edition. The emulator…

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Windows Phone Toolkit for Windows Phone SDK 8

Right after the release of the Windows Phone SDK 8.0, the Windows Phone Developer team has released the Windows Phone Toolkit for Windows Phone 8.0.  The toolkit is available from PhoneGap as NuGet package or as source code .  To download head over to http://phone.codeplex.com . Included are a number of controls,  as well as…

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HOW TO: CREATE YOUR FIRST XNA/MONOGAME FRAMEWORK APPLICATION FOR WINDOWS 8 METRO [ported]

Many people were quite annoyed by the decision to not ship XNA as part of the Windows Metro Development space for Windows 8. The MonoGame project has stepped in and is building a cross-platform game solutions for XNA.  Note that MonoGame is still under development, and you may hit some things that don’t work.  I’m…

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Design and Technical Guidance for Windows 8 Developers

If you’re working on Windows 8 apps, hopefully you’ve found the 30 days worth of Windows 8 lessons for developers at GenerationApp. But once you’ve developed an app and are thinking about publishing it, what are some resources Microsoft provides to help you along? Well, we have some goodies over at http://www.generationapp.com/offers/ that you might…

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Win8 Release Preview to RTM Migration Guidance Available

Migrating your developer project from Windows 8 Release Preview to Windows 8 RTM ? If so, then download and read the linked document below. I counted 140+ tips in the document. Areas include General Porting Guidance, Windows Runtime Type System Validations, C++ Updates and Changes, WRL Updates and Changes, XAML Changes, HTML5/CSS/JavaScript Updates and Changes,…

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CustomCursors in Windows 8 CSharp Metro Applications

Recently I came across the question: “I want to change the cursor in my Windows 8 Metro style application to a custom cursor I’ve designed. So, how can I use the custom cursor in metro app ? The Windows.UI.Core.CoreCursorType.Custom parameter for the Windows.UI.Core.CoreCursor constructor seems to indicate I can do this but how can it…

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