Getting started with Hub control in Windows Store Applications

Let’s talk about the very basics of Hub control for Windows Store applications. We’ll step by step build a simple app design using Hub control (the source code is attached). Start with a new Blank Application (I’m going to use XAML & C# for the purpose of this post). A hub control helps you crate…


Windows 8.1 Design templates for PowerPoint based Storyboarding

The power point presentation attached provides you Windows 8.1 Design templates for PowerPoint based storyboarding. This deck has everything you need to quickly mock up wireframes for your apps. Use the provided templates to get started. The second section has all the standard controls you’ll need. Just copy and paste to your new file, or add…


What’s New in Visual Studio 2013?

Visual Studio 2013 is out for quite sometime now and for those of you who are trying to figure out what Visual Studio 2013 has to offer from web to Windows to Windows Phone development. Whether you are using C#, XAML, HTML, or Visual Basic, there is a lot of exciting new additions to ease…


MVA brings MSCD 3-for-1

Microsoft Virtual Academy’s Special Offer brings you voucher to pay for first exam of globally recognized MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer) certification yourself and you’ll get the next 2 exams for free. The offer is valid on exams for any of the following certifications: – MCSD Windows Store Apps-HTML5 – MCSD Web Applications – MCSD SharePoint…


Create same application for windows phone and windows store backed by cloud and Win Imagine Cup Challenge!

Windows and Windows Phone apps are better together. Connected through the cloud with Windows Azure, they enable seamless experiences from PC to laptop to tablet to phone. Developing an app for both platforms is within reach for any student developer and gives you great experience with connected software and cross-platform development. So why wait? Find…


orientation Support For windows Phone 8

While developing for windows Phone 8, we sometimes, neglect the fact that all the apps support orientations, and we have to implement them to give the end user a good experience. this blog post will guide you through this, step by step. Step.1: create a blank Page windows Phone App Step 2: Open MainPage.xaml  …

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Event Calendar of MIC Karachi Dec 2013 – Jan 2014

Microsoft Innovation Center – Karachi is running a program called Technical Skills Accelerator. This program is focused on capacity building as well as skill development in IT industry and academia. The objective is to drive the LSE [Local Software Economy]. Under Skills Accelerator Program Microsoft Innovation Center Karachi is going to deliver training sessions on…