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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