Keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8

Here are some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows. Press this To do this Windows logo key‌ +start typing   Search your PC Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-)   Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen Ctrl+scroll wheel   Zoom in or out…

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MEA Win8 Champ Call – Microsoft Design Style

 In this session we’ll have a deep look to Microsoft Design Style, and tips & tricks for Snapping & Scaling MEA Win8 Champ Call – Microsoft Design Style from ikivanc on Vimeo.

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MEA Win8 Champ Call – Blend & Animations

 In this session we’ll see how to use “Blend for Visual Studio” in order to customize User Interfaces and create animations in our applications. MEA Win8 Champ Call – Blend & Animations from ikivanc on Vimeo.

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MEA Win8 Champ Call – Background Tasks

In this session we’ll see how to create and register background tasks using the Windows Runtime background task API. A background task is triggered by a system or time event and can be constrained by one or more conditions. When a background task is triggered, its associated handler runs and performs the work of the background…

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MEA Win8 Champ Call – Azure Mobile Services

In this session we’ll see how to add a cloud-based backend service to a Windows Store app using Windows Azure Mobile Services. MEA Win8 Champ Call – Azure Mobile Services from ikivanc on Vimeo.

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MEA Win8 Champ Call – Bing Maps SDK

In this session we’ll see how to create maps in your application with aerial imagery and road imagery by using C#, XAML, and the Bing Maps SDK for Windows Store apps. MEA Win8 Champ Call – Bing Maps SDK from ikivanc on Vimeo.

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Tip of the Day #8 Splash Screen Background

After creating a Windows Store App, when we set a splash screen for our application, background color is coming with “white color” as default. If we want to change background color of our Splash screen, we can do that from below section     In order to change background color of Splash Screen, we can…

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Tip of the Day #7 Changing Application Name

When we create a Windows Store App project on Windows 8, application name will be automatically retrieved from project name. And this name will appear on the Tile.   In order to change this name we can use Display Name under “Application UI” in “Application Manifest”     After changing this name our app tile will look…

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Tip of the Day #6 Changing Tile Background Color

On our previous windows 8 post  we had a look at how can we change tiles of an application. After customizing these tiles, the next step is how can we change it’s background. After creating a Windows Store App project, app is coming with below default background and text color.   We can change them…

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Tip of the Day #5 – Tiles & Logos

Tiles are the door of your applications on Windows 8 new start screen. Tiles can easily interact with users via notifications even applications are not launched, notifications notify users regarding to latest updates/news. This is the good way to interact with user. Let’s have a look at how can we modify tiles and logos of our…

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