Developer's Guide to Windows 10: Live on 12th & 13th August

Windows 10 represents a drastic shift in approach to operating systems… one that makes developer’s lives radically more easy. The biggest thing Microsoft’s done here is made it easier than ever for developers to build outstanding end user experiences tailored to a wide array of device types, from the smallest, wildly affordable, memory constrained Lumia phone…


Upload Files on Microsoft Azure Storage Container from Windows Store App

This blog post will walk you through the process of creating a Microsoft Azure storage account, configuring a new container for public access, uploading an image (you can arbitrary upload any other binary format) in that container from Windows Store app using Azure Storage extension and finally preview the uploaded image using absolute path of…


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…


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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Custom Converter for Windows Store & Windows Phone 8

Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and your background? My name is Asma Khalid I hold master’s degree in computer science from LUMS, batch 2011- 2013. I have completed my bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from FAST-NU Lahore campus, batch 2005-2009 with Deans List Honor Certificate in Fall 2005 and Spring 2006….


Using SampleData in Windows Phone 8 using Blend.

It is really important to have an ability to design the UI of your windows Phone application, and for that we require data to be there on the app Pages, and it’s not always necessary to have the data available for UI developers. To cater this, blend comes in for a rescue and provides easy…

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Inspect Visual Tree Hierarchy with XAML Spy

In this blog post I’m going to discuss a third party tool named XAML Spy and explain how it can make your life easier by allowing live debugging/inspection of your application’s XAML during execution, tweak settings and see the impact right away; a capability not natively offered by Visual Studio. I’m going to speak relative to…


Windows 8 App Development: Understand Semantic Zoom

Semantic Zoom is a powerful but unfortunately little understood and seldom used control in our local developer community. This is a beginner level post and will help you understand how this control is laid out and operates. Note that even if you haven’t heard the name before, chances are bright that you frequently use this…


XAML – How to Style?

Following the practice of WPF, both in Windows Phone and Windows 8 Store apps, Style element of XAML is alive and is used to define style (look and feel) for UI controls. Style element has number of attributes, most important of which is TargetType that defines which type (UI Control) this style is applicable at….