Player Framework: an open source component of the Microsoft Media Platform

Here is great news for companies developing media and video related applications for tablet, phone and web. Version 1.1 of Player framework for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 is recently released. This framework is open source initiative from Microsoft Media team and is compatible with HTML5 and Silverlight. This makes it a good choice for…


An overview of UI Controls from Win RT XAML Toolkit

Are you looking for third party UI controls for Windows 8 app development? Win RT XAML Toolkit has recently released an updated version which nonetheless makes a great addition in RT apps experience. This blog post intends to briefly discuss some important and simple controls offered in this toolkit to help you build richer Windows…


XAML Introduction

XAML stands for Extensible Application Markup Language. Its a simple language based on XML to create and initialize .NET objects with hierarchical relations. Altough it was originally invented for WPF it can by used to create any kind of object trees. Today XAML is used to create user interfaces in WPF, Silverlight, declare workflows in…

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200 Windows 8 Sample App Pack

This sample pack includes all the app code examples developed for Windows 8. The sample pack provides a convenient way to download all the samples at once. The samples in this sample pack are available in C#, C++, VB.NET, and JavaScript.   The Windows Samples Gallery contains a variety of code samples that exercise the various…


FallFury: an open source 2D game for Windows 8

FallFury is an open source 2D game for Windows 8 released on CodePlex, http://fallfury.codeplex.com/  You play as a bear that falls down from the sky, collecting buttons, avoiding obstacles and fighting monsters. Here’s how the site explains the concept, “This project demonstrates the capabilities of Windows Store hybrid applications, leveraging both the power of DirectX and…


50 eye catching templates for Windows 8

There are 50 “Store Ready” templates for Windows 8 in the form of Visual Studio projects. Templates are a great way to get started. Developers can now choose a design template which is closest to their design/implementation, customize and give life to their idea. You can share these templates with your partners. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/malaysia/archive/2013/01/08/windows-8-design-templates-is-now-ready-for-all-the-developers.aspx?Redirected=true    …