Introduce multi-thread programming in Windows Store apps Part II

Introduction   We will post a blog series to introduce multi-threading programming in Windows Store app. In this blog series, we will walk through a sample together to demonstrate which multi-threading APIs can be used, how to create a thread, and synchronization. As the second part in this series, this article will introduce how to…

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Introduce multi-thread programming in Windows Store apps Part I

Introduction   We will post a blog series to introduce multi-threading programming in Windows Store app. In this blog series, we will walk through a sample together to demonstrate which multi-threading APIs can be used, how to create a thread, and synchronization. In this blog, we will introduce which Win32 multi-threading APIs can be used…

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Porting iOS Apps to Windows 8 (5): Storing Data and Preferences

Author: Rafe Wu   Channel 9 https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/OneCode/How-to-Port-iOS-apps-to-Windows-Store-apps Windows 8 features a very comprehensive system of managing data for applications. This section compares the Application Preference features of Windows 8 and iOS. Application Preference The following table shows how we store application settings on the two platforms.   iOS Windows Store Application Application Preferences System wide…

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Porting iOS Apps to Windows 8 (4): Application Lifecycle Differences

Author: Rafe Wu   Channel 9 https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/OneCode/How-to-Port-iOS-apps-to-Windows-Store-apps Technically speaking, both the iOS and the Windows Store applications allow only one application to execute in the foreground at a time. The foreground application owns the screen and receives the touch events. They both support multitasking and fast application switch. However, the execution model of iOS apps…

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Porting iOS Apps to Windows 8 (3): Developer and Designer Tools

Author: Rafe Wu   Channel 9 https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/OneCode/How-to-Port-iOS-apps-to-Windows-Store-apps Microsoft released a new version Visual Studio Developer tools which brings a user-friendly, high productivity development environment to developers. Developers who have used Visual Studio will find themselves in a familiar environment.   A Comparison of iOS and Windows 8 developer Tools Visual Studio 2012 is a full-featured…

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Porting iOS Apps to Windows 8 (2) : User Interface

Author :Rafe Wu   Channel 9 https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/OneCode/How-to-Port-iOS-apps-to-Windows-Store-apps Windows 8 uses a novel user interface called Windows Store. It sets itself apart with its clean and simple design and emphasizes color and typography. In contrast to the application-focused design of iOS, Windows 8 uses an information-centric design. Instead of a guid of app icons, the start…

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Porting iOS Apps to Windows 8 (1) : Introducing Windows 8 Platform to iOS App Developers

Author: Rafe Wu   Channel 9 https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/OneCode/How-to-Port-iOS-apps-to-Windows-Store-apps About this Development Guide If you are iOS developer and interested in building your first applications for Windows 8, this guide is designed for you. The guide covers what you need to know to add Windows 8 development to your skill set, while leveraging what you have already…

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Migrate an ASP.NET Web Forms application to Windows Store app

Introduction In the past decade, a lot of web applications were written in ASP.NET Web Forms. It is no doubt  that many developers want to port those applications to Windows Store app. This article provides some guidelines and a sample solution to simplify the migration process. The sample ASP.NET Web Forms application The sample ASP.NET…

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Migrate Silverlight applications to Windows Store apps

Introduction In recent years, a lot of applications were written in Silverlight. It is undoubtable that many developers want to port those applications to Windows Store app. This article provides some guidelines and a sample solution to simplify the migration process. The sample Silverlight application The sample Silverlight application is a typical news publishing application,…

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Migrate ASP.NET MVC application to Windows Store apps

Introduction In the past few years, a lot of web applications were written in ASP.NET MVC. It is undoubtable that many developers want to port those applications to Windows Store app. This article provides some guidelines and a sample solution to simplify the migration process. The sample ASP.NET MVC application The sample ASP.NET MVC application…

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