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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Creating SilverlightShow Windows Phone App: Ebook

This e-book collects the 4 parts of SilverlightShow article series ‘Creating the SilverlightShow Windows Phone Application‘ authored by Peter Kuhn. From the author: At the end of February, the official SilverlightShow Windows Phone app has been accepted into the Marketplace. The app gives you access to some of the content of this website, including news,…

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Windows 8 Metro: Something about application lifecycle

Also if currently you are probably running Windows 8 on a virtual machine or luckily on a computer, there is not any doubt that this new operating system and especially the metro-style interface is dedicated to touch enabled devices like tablets. The plans of Microsoft infact include the new WOA keywork where the acronym stands…

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Windows 8 and the future of XAML Part 6: Tiles, toasts and badges

Welcome to part 6 already in this Windows 8 series. Since the goal of this articles is bringing you in touch with all the important aspects of Windows 8 development, we need to dive into tiles. Tiles are therefore the main topic of this very article. If you’re coming from a Windows Phone 7 background,…

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Recording of Webinar ‘Contracts and Charms in Windows 8’ by Gill Cleeren

Watch a recording of the webinar ‘Contracts and Charms in Windows 8‘ delivered by Silverlight MVP Gill Cleeren on April 24th, 2012. Download the slides Webinar summary: In Windows 8 Metro, applications don’t communicate directly with each other. The OS has built-in contracts available out-of-the-box which make it possible that applications interact with each other…

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Metro style applications – designing for the user

It has been months since Windows 8 is available for developers and the need for new applications is growing in a fast pace. And nothing is more exacting than a computer user in 21st century. It’s quite difficult to build the right application, moreover – it’s even more difficult to stay on top and not…

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