HTML5 Apps 70-480

Elevate! Electrify! Jeremy Foster and I had no idea what kind of response resulted from presenting our free training course to prepare for the 70-480 exam.  For example, who knew that our shirts (purchased from the Microsoft Store the day prior) would become so popular, people contacting both of us wondering where they could buy…

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Microsoft DevRadio: Promises

To play video, hover above and press play button. Abstract:  Michael Palermo and Jeremy Foster discuss the role of promises and demonstrate via codeSHOW. MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (WP7, HTML5) High Quality WMV (PC, Xbox, MCE) Watch previous episodes here…

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Microsoft DevRadio: Adding an App Bar

To play video, hover above and press play button. Abstract:  In this episode, Michael Palermo shows how easy it is to add an application bar to your app! Next Steps: Step #1 – Download Windows 8 and Windows 8 SDKStep #2 – Download Visual Studio Express for Windows 8Step #3 – Start building your own Apps…

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Microsoft DevRadio: Using Event Handlers

To play video, hover above and press play button. Abstract:  In today’s episode, Michael Palermo shows how easy it is to attach event handlers in JavaScript. Watch this short demo to see the various techniques to do it! Next Steps: Step #1 – Download Windows 8 and Windows 8 SDKStep #2 – Download Visual Studio…

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Microsoft DevRadio: Developing for Device Features

To play video, hover above and press play button. Abstract:  Ever wonder how you can develop for device features you really like even though your personal device doesn’t support it? Well in this episode, Michael Palermo shows you the power of the Simulator in Visual Studio and how you can test features for various devices….

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JavaScript for Windows Store Apps: View States

Creating an application for the Windows Store requires forethought to a number of considerations – one of which is how will you want your app to appear when seen in different view states. When your application is running full screen in Windows 8, it will be in either landscape or portrait orientation.  When the orientation…

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JavaScript for Windows Store Apps: Error Handling

Are you confident you are writing your JavaScript code error free?  Do you wonder if traditional JavaScript error handling techniques still apply when developing for Windows Store apps?  Does the Windows Library for JavaScript provide additional support for error handling?  Do you deal with errors differently when writing asynchronous code?  This entire post is dedicated…

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Microsoft DevRadio: Writing Code When the App Starts

To play video, hover above and press play button. Abstract:  When does an application start in a blank and navigation template and where can you start writing your code for your app? Tune in for this helpful how-to from Michael Palermo Next Steps: Step #1 – Download Windows 8 and Windows 8 SDKStep #2 –…

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JavaScript for Windows 8 Apps: How to Access the User’s Display Name

Need to know the display name of the user currently logged in to Windows 8?  The task is easy! To demonstrate, I created a new “Blank App” JavaScript project in Visual Studio 2012.  In the default.html file, I replaced the contents of the <body> tag with the following: <body> <h1 id=”displayName”>(to be replaced by user’s…

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Microsoft DevRadio: Adding JavaScript

To play video, hover above and press play button. Abstract:  In today’s episode Michael Palermo shows us how to add simple behaviors to our Windows 8 apps using JavaScript.. Next Steps: Step #1 – Download Windows 8 and Windows 8 SDKStep #2 – Download Visual Studio Express for Windows 8Step #3 – Start building your own…

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