Dynamically generated columns in a HubSection for a Windows Store App

In the default implementation generated by Visual Studio 2013 for a Hub-like Windows 8.1 application, you will get a nice section by section layout. However, if you need to provide a column-based layout in one of the sections, there are a few hurdles to overcome. Robert Evans shows you how! If you come from the…


Authentication and Authorization with ASP.net Webforms

When you hear someone knocking at your door, it is important to know who the person behind to door is. You will most likely open the door only to those who you trust and know. Let´s join Paul Cociuba to explain us how the same logic applies for ASP.net Webforms Authentication and Authorization.    The second…


DPI Aware Managed Applications on Windows 8.1

A common observation post upgrade to Windows 8.1 is that certain applications look a bit ‘blurry’ compared to the way they looked in Windows 8. Our developer specialist from Malaysia, Jonathan Yong, has analyzed this issue in depth and presents a great discussion on this topic. Read on! Auto Scaling in Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1…


DeprecatedAPI tool now available!

The DeprecatedApi tool is available! In addition to the MSDN documentation and guidelines, this tool will help you to prepare moving your Windows Store Apps from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.


WinRT for Desktop Apps

August in France means only one thing: vacation time. Now, Christophe Nasarre, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer from Microsoft France, is back from his personal vacation with another video on WinRT development. It is time to go back to the fundamentals with this video post where you’ll learn how to use WinRT APIs in your Desktop…


Microsoft PFE at devLink 2013!

The devLink Technical Conference is one of the largest multi-day technical conferences in the Southeastern U.S.  It is a non-profit organization established in 2006 to educate IT professionals on current and emerging technologies. We strive to improve the software development community by providing quality content from industry leaders and networking opportunities to build peer groups…


Handling termination in Windows Store Applications

Ever wondered what happens when to your Windows Store application when the system is under memory pressure? In the linked video, Christophe Nasarre, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer from Microsoft France, presents all the details in his own inimitable style. You’ve seen Christophe previously on our blog, so he needs no further introduction. Over to him!…


What’s New In Windows 8.1 For Developers

Windows 8.1 Preview and Visual Studio 2013 Preview have been made available during the Microsoft 2013 //build conference! Live from San Francisco, Microsoft Premier Field Engineers Robert Evans and Christophe Nasarre present demos and code for some of the exciting new features of these technologies from a unique developer perspective. You’ll see the impact of…


What You Need To Know About Suspend and Resume in WinRT

Summary:  While your Windows Store App runs, an end user can move their attention to another app which sends your app to the background.  What should your app do in these circumstances?  Luckily for us, Christophe Nasarre, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, walks us through all the details, both in video form and in the post…