FeedPoint Window 8 Store app is released.

My FeedPoint app for Windows 8 Store has been released. You can get it from here:   http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-US/app/feedpoint/19a4c655-5547-4f08-81e1-a67d8d87ad2a   Description FeedPoint is not just another Google Reader client app. It’s an app that lets you read the feeds in a convenient and intuitive way by utilizing the clean design and providing unparalleled simplicity and readability….

Would you like to debug your apps on your Surface RT?

Tim Heuer has got a blog post on how to do it:   http://timheuer.com/blog/archive/2012/10/26/remote-debugging-windows-store-apps-on-surface-arm-devices.aspx        


Tip: How to avoid missing icon for your app in the store.

When submitting your Windows 8 store app for certification don’t forget to update the StoreLogo.png file otherwise it will come up as a default app icon (cross). In order to do that you just need to go to the last tab in the dialog for your Package.appmanifest and make sure that you have updated the Logo…

Charts for your Win8 app.

One of the Microsoft employees Mahmoud Medhat Mousse has created an open source project on codeplex.com which implements chart controls such as Pie Chart, Stacked Bar , Stacked Column , Stacked Line , Line Chart , Area Chart for the Modern UI which as you know were missing from a standard set of controls. You can pick…

The video of the FeedPoint.

I’ve made a good progress in my work to port the FeedPoint app for Win8. Functionality wise it should be 95% feature complete. I’ve recorded a short video of app’s UX:  


Excellent Win8 Labs for developers.

An excellent labs for developers learning how to develop for Win8 have just been published. It’s a step by step walk through on how to create Contoso Cookbook application. I’ve been using these labs for the last few months when working with customers and even for myself when I was starting to learn the Win8 development….

How to restore scroll position of the GridView when navigating back.

When developing WinRT applications which utilize GridView or ListView controls you’d come to the situation when navigating back to a page, you need to restore the scroll position of aforementioned controls. The solution that you can employ in this case is to get access to the ScrollView control which is a visual child of these…


Unity for WinRT

If you’re In need for a DI and IOC container framework, you can get a port of the Unity for WinRT here: http://unity.codeplex.com/releases/view/92699


How to display charms on a top of the WebView.

I’ve been moving along in my development of the FeedPoint app to WinRT. And as a good citizen of the Modern UI I needed to implement app contracts such as search, share and settings which become available for a user via charms. When displaying Accounts flyout in my app I’ve noticed that it doesn’t show properly on…


How to emulate Navigating event in the WebView.

While working on the Win8 version of the FeedPoint app, I’ve encountered the situation when I needed to be able to intercept a navigation in the WebView control via the link click from the user and show a full browser window instead. Unfortunately the WebView control in the WinRT currently does not implement Navigating event….