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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How to Use IFrames in WinRT Apps

Did you know you could use iframes in WinRT apps developed using JavaScript?  Is this suppose to be exciting?  Why would you care?  For the answers, follow along as I take a journey of discovery attempting to add live Twitter feeds to my app. To set the stage for what I want to do, you…

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Microsoft DevRadio: Simple Styling Techniques

To play video, hover above and press play button. Abstract: Michael Palermo shows us some simple styling techniques for our Windows 8 apps using CSS.. Next Steps: Step #1 – Download Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows 8 SDKStep #2 – Download Visual Studio Express for Windows 8Step #3 – Start building your own Metro Style Apps…

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Microsoft DevRadio: Using a Blank Template

To play video, hover above and press play button. Abstract: Michael Palermo is back for today’s show as he shows us how to use a Blank Template in Visual Studio  to develop an app for Windows 8. Next Steps: Step #1 – Download Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows 8 SDKStep #2 – Download Visual Studio…

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Code Samples for JavaScript Metro Style Apps

What do most developers want when they need to learn something new?  Most of us want code samples, and feature-targeted ones at that.  Thank goodness you will not have to endlessly search  for Metro style app samples via JavaScript.  If you have downloaded a flavor of Visual Studio 2012, the samples are closer than you…

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Unable to Activate Windows Metro Style Application

If you receive the following error in Visual Studio… “Unable to activate Windows Metro style application” … or a similar error in Blend… “Unable to activate application — on the Local Machine” … the quickest fix is to delete the contents of the bin directory and rebuild the project.

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