Silverlight Show: Connecting Windows 8 applications with services: Part 1: Using services to get data in our Windows 8 applications

Windows 8’s biggest novelty is without a doubt “Apps”. Microsoft is entering the world of apps and is for the first time introducing a “real marketplace”, named the Windows 8 Store where developers can publish, market and sell their applications. This new (for Microsoft developers at least) way of working requires in many views a…

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Recording of Part 1 of the Webinar ‘Advanced Windows 8 Metro’ by Gill Cleeren

Watch a recording of Part 1 of the webinar ‘Advanced Windows 8 Metro‘ delivered by Silverlight MVP Gill Cleeren on July 18th, 2012. Download the slides (.ppt/.pptx) | Get the demos Join part 2 next Wednesday, July 25 at 10 am PST. Webinar summary: Windows 8 is just around the corner! As developers, we need…

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Windows 8 Metro Apps: The 8 Must-Know Tricks! Day 2

This is Day # 2 in the Windows 8 development article series on common tips & tricks towards developing real-world Metro apps.  Over the next several weeks, you’ll see 8 articles talk about some must-do things for Windows 8 Metro app developers. Simple & to the point, with some code examples on XAML/C# stack. Here’s…

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Windows 8 Metro Apps: The 8 Must-Know Tricks! Day 1

You’re at a chic coffee shop or on a plane.  Just like everyone around you, you have a tablet. Watch a movie, play a game, do the social stuff. And then while everyone starts getting bored, you flip part of your tablet and out comes a thin keyboard. May be you are also carrying your…

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Introduction to Windows 8 Metro Part 1: Ebook

This ebook collects the first 7 parts of SilverlightShow article series ‘Windows 8 Metro’, together with source code. In this first part (2 more parts expected to be released, following the development of the series) Andrea introduces the basic concepts of Windows 8 development, and covers developing your first application, the application life-cycle, the new…

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Windows 8 Metro: Improve GridView and ListView with SemanticZoom and Incremental Loading

In the previous article from this series I’ve explored the main controls that support the new user experience in metro style applications. GridView, ListView and FlipView are a big help to fully embrace the metro-styled experience and having a deep knowledge about their features is important to develop effective applications. In this number I would…

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Recording of Webinar ‘Prism and WCF RIA Services’ by Brian Noyes

Watch a recording of the webinar ‘Prism and WCF RIA Services – Two Great Toolkits That Work Great Together‘ delivered by Silverlight MVP Brian Noyes on May 30th, 2012. Download the slides | Get the demos | Go to the Q&A page Webinar summary: In this webinar Silverlight MVP Brian Noyes will give a quick…

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Windows 8 Metro: Asynchrony made easy

After the birth of Silverlight the developers have had to deal with asynchronous programming much more than before. The responsiveness of the user interface has always been an important matter and asynchronous programming has been the right response also before than Silverlight, in Windows Forms and WPF. But for the first time, Silverlight made a…

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