New "Missing Platform APIs" UserVoice site for Windows Store development

Hopefully you are familiar with the existing WPDev UserVoice site, where you can provide suggestions (or vote on others’ suggestions) for developer features to add to Windows. Note that “WP” now stands for “Windows Platform” instead of “Windows Phone,” and it is intended to encompass all flavours of Windows. We’ve just added an additional sub-site…


Opening a Windows Phone project after you have upgraded SQLite

If you are using the SQLite for Windows Phone package in Visual Studio, and you install one of the upgrades (which happen relatively frequently), the next time you open C++ project that references SQLite the project will fail to load with an error similar to this in the Output window: D:\Path\ProjectName.vcxproj : error : Unable…


Update on sample code

A lot of people are asking for access to the SQLite wrapper I demoed at //build. Rest assured we are working on getting it out to you but it is taking some time. Also I should set expectations in that it is by no means a complete wrapper for all SQLite features but does allow…


Loading WinRT Types via Reflection in Windows 8

Hopefully this will get added to the documentation eventually, but recently I was playing around with some reflection code in Windows 8 Consumer Preview and a few web searches for the “obvious” keywords didn’t yield any results, so I thought I’d post this up in case anyone else falls into the same boat. It’s not…