Include Ads in your Windows 8 Apps: XAML Based Windows 8 Apps

To include advertisement in your Windows 8 Apps (including the phone apps) see the article at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/hh506371%28v=msads.10%29.aspx For the walkthrough on using Advertisements in your XAML Based apps: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/jj157022(v=msads.10).aspx You will find the Advertisements use more colors and images then the ones you used in Windows Phone.

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Preparing your Windows 8 Applications for the store

If you are a student in the US, you have the ability to get access to the Windows 8 store for no cost through DreamSpark.  You will need an email account that has the EDU extension. Once you have access to the Windows 8 Store then you can upload your app to the windows 8…

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Include Ads in your Windows 8 Apps: JavaScript Based Windows 8 Apps

To include advertisement in your Windows 8 Apps (including the phone apps) see the article at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/hh506371%28v=msads.10%29.aspx For the walkthrough on using Advertisements in your HTML5/JavaScript Based apps (including Scirra Apps): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/hh506343(v=msads.10).aspx Make sure to add error handling to your app where possible.

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Free Online Training: C++ from PluralSight, wow!

Hey if you are a student, of any sort, you can get free software from Micro$oft and Pluralsight, just get signed up at Dreamspark.com and then go to download software.  At the bottom of the screen, all by itself is Pluralsight, with a bunch of training modules!  Then there are some modules on C++ programming. …

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A clear and simple way to convert a string to integer in C++/CX

Oh my.  No one really cares about this, but it has just annoyed the heck out of me that there is clear cut instructions on how to use the text in a textbox in XAML with C++/CX.  And this blog is just a place for me to put my personal instructions on how to convert…

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Converting an int to a string in XAML C++/CX

Boring.  Ok, if it’s boring, then find a clearly written piece of documentation that shows you the absolutely easy way to convert an integer to a string in C++/CX?  Go ahead I’ll wait.  I just spent the morning trying to find clear step by step procedures on how to convert an integer to string for…

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