ATL Library and Windows Store apps

Just a quick post in case you run up against this issue. You can use a subset of ATL Library code in your Windows Store app.  You may run into errors with validation when compiling or when running the Windows App Certification Kit (WACK) tool. If you include CComCriticalSection in your Windows Store app code…

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Portable Class Library error when building a Windows Phone 8, Windows Store app library

I had a customer issue that I thought I would share in the event you run into this issue (it may save you some heartburn). Here is the error: The "Vbc" task failed unexpectedly. System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80004005): Unable to find required file ‘Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll’.   The repro of this is as follows: With WP8 SDK and VS2012…

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Building Package for the Windows Store–The package contains a Debug framework reference

I was helping a customer with a problem they were encountering when trying to build a package for submission to the Windows App Store.  The error was: “The package contains a Debug framework reference”.  To make a long story short the solution is simple. The problem was that even though the project was set to…

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Windows 8 Video Driver for Inspiron 1521 – Radeon Xpress 1270

I have an old (circa 2007) Dell Inspirion 1521 laptop and wanted to get a better Video driver installed for Windows 8.  I found a Vista 64 bit driver on the Dell site that seems to work very well (compared to the generic drivers): http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats/Product/latitude-d531?DriverId=X2T0W&FileId=2731098358&urlProductCode=False When you get to the installer, ONLY install the drivers. …

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How do I figure out what the hex error codes from WinJS.xhr are?

These codes are hex representations of the underlying WinINet error codes.  You can use calc to translate the code from hex to decimal and then look up that error here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/193625 To use calc bring up the calculator by hitting the Windows key and typing calc.  Then Alt+3 (or use the view menu) to change…

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Client and Server certificates in Windows Store applications

I answered a couple of certificate questions in the C# Windows Store applications forum that you all may find useful: Provide Client side certificate: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winappswithcsharp/thread/0d005703-0ec3-4466-b389-663608fff053 Include Server certificate in manifest so application cantrust an non-trusted or self-issued server certificate: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winappswithcsharp/thread/5ec17748-8980-4714-b25a-c3c9192bbefc   Great video describing SelfSigned certs and embedding it in an app: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2012/3-127  See at 0:36…

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