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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Welcome to the world of blogging!

One of my students allowed me to show off his blog in class today, you can see it at: http://eruffins2.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/first-day-of-wordpress/ It is pretty simple blog, but it is his first, so please take a look it!  Then come back now.

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Designing your Java Script Win 8 Store game from scratch: Adding Music

Revision 1.1: Oops, posted the wrong blog entry.  Don’t you hate it when you work for a Vice President who understands what you should be doing on the job because the VP is able to do the job and PROVES it.  Geez. Leading a team by knowing the technology.  Well if you are wondering what…

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Using the Visibility property enumeration Collapsed or Visible

Wow.  This took a bit to figure out, hope this helps you out.  As usual you will need to use this when you are reading some of the Windows Sample code or articles on MSDN.  The assumption is that if you are moving from C# to C++ that somehow you will get how to use…

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Free: Using Visual Studio 2012 to make a Million bucks, get started video

Sounds too good to be true, and if I asked you for money it would be, but I am not.  Oh sure if you are a student you get developer access to the Windows Store for no cost.  If you are an MSDN subscriber you get access to the Windows Store for no cost (it…

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