Porting a Windows Store App using HTML to Cordova

Visual Studio recently released a preview for Multi-Device Hybrid Apps, that allows you to create Cordova apps in Visual Studio. Cordova is a cross-platform API and build toolset that provides access to native device APIs using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. If you’ve already created a Windows Store app using HTML and JavaScript, you can port…


Quick reference guide for .NET regular expressions

I don’t know about you, but I use regular expressions just enough to be dangerous. By that I mean that I don’t use regular expressions very often and so I often get them wrong. When I want to write a complex regex, I find myself consulting the docs extensively and/or using a regex validation tool…

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Universal apps – create JavaScript apps for Windows and Windows Phone

At Microsoft’s BUILD conference this week, platform and tool supporthas been made available for developers to build “universal apps”.Developers can now create a single solution that targets Windows 8.1 andWindows Phone 8.1 using shared code. You can do this using XAML with C#/VB/C++,or by using HTML and JavaScript. Being a JavaScript enthusiast, and also assigned…


Part III: 3D Chess game using HTML5 and CSS3 now available (Windows Store sample)

The 3D chess app is a hybrid HTML5 and CSS3 app. The board is animated using CSS3 perspective transforms and hardware-accelerated rotations. CSS3 animations are also used to add, move, capture, and remove chess pieces from the board. Board rotations render all chess pieces on an HTML5 <canvas> overlay, moving these animations off the UI…

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