Windows Store App Toast Notification Templates – JavaScript, C#, Push Notifications

Background You’re provided with a number of templates to use when sending Toast Notification with you Windows Store App. This post contains information about every template you can choose (name, picture, description), as well as cut and paste code to create and send the notification. All you need to do is fill in the information…

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Windows Store App Tile Update Templates – Push Notifications

Background   There are a large number of templates available for you to use when updating the tile for your Windows Store App from a cloud service using the Windows Push Notification Service. This post contains information about every template you can use (name, picture, description), as well as cut-and-paste code to create the tile….

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Windows Store App Tile Update Templates – JavaScript

Background There are a large number of templates available for you to use when updating the tile for your Windows Store App. This post contains information about every template you can use (name, picture, description), as well as cut-and-paste code to create the tile. All you need to do is fill in the information fields…

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Windows Store App Tile Update Templates – C#

Background There are a large number of templates available for you to use when updating the tile for your Windows Store App. This post contains information about every template you can use (name, picture, description), as well as cut-and-paste code to create the tile. All you need to do is fill in the information fields…

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AR.Drone 2.0 API for Windows Store Apps

    About the Project The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is an awesome device packed with cool features. The drone contains two cameras, one pointed forward that streams live video, and one pointed downwards (for all your surveillance needs). Its got four powerful engines that make it fast and maneuverable. The drone’s firmware keeps it stable…

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Redefining the App Bar

One of the coolest things about developing Windows Store Apps is the number of powerful features you can add to your App with just a small amount of programming overhead. One of these features is the app bar, an introduction to which can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/xaml/hh781232.aspx. Usually, the app bar contains UI functionality that…

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UDP and Windows 8 apps

The Windows 8 app I’m currently working on requires me to send some data over a wireless network using UDP. This is usually done by using the Socket class contained in the System.Net.Sockets namespace. However, this isn’t supported in Windows RT, which replaces the behavior of Socket with several equivalent classes. The class used for…

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Welcome to Try, Catch, Finally…

Hey there, I’m Peter Dwersteg, a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft. I’ll be focusing on Windows 8 for most of my work. I’ll use Try, Catch, Finally… to share information about the projects I’ve been working on, as well as documenting the process of building really cool stuff. I’m looking forward to sharing with you all!

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