How to: Convert an Image to Grayscale

I ran across an issue where I wanted to convert an Image in a Windows Store app  to grayscale and could not find a great example.  So… here is one for you to try! private async Task imageToGrayscale(Image src, Image dest) { RenderTargetBitmap renderTargetBitmap = new RenderTargetBitmap(); //Get existing src pixels in a Byte[] (always…

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How To: Decode Event Viewer logs to see What Tile Notification data is

Using Push Notifications for my Windows Store app I needed to debug what message was being received for my Tile Notifications.  The payload however was just a hex blob and THAT wasn’t too useful.  Here is what I did to find the payload and see what was in it. Using the Event Viewer you can…

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Windows 8 on Acer Aspire One Netbook – Screen Resolution etc…

I was anxious to see what real memory usage would look like on my low end netbook.  It was better than Windows 7!  Less than 500M.  One problem I had was the native resolution of my netbook is1024X600 and the will not load Windows Store applications at that resolution.  I found a registry setting however to…

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