Why does the XAML designer report that my custom elements have not been built?

Consider a scenario where you’ve been working on developing business logic for your Windows Store app and you switch to the Visual Studio designer to check a UI element. You may notice the below message in the designer view of some XAML pages: The Design view cannot display correctly because some custom elements have not yet been built….

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How to accommodate Authenticating Proxies in .NET

In some environments network administrators have chosen to require users to authenticate through their proxy servers.  I will give you a good starting point to code your application to deal with authenticating proxies.  You can make the decision of how and where you would like to cache these proxy credentials if you wish to. A…

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About WebView and Fonts…

In my previous blog post, I posted some information about using a font which is included as part of the appx package (point #9) which turned out to be not correct.  I took that information from this post on the Windows Store C# forum. Since then, I’ve received requests to more fully explain how to achieve this…

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Ten Things You Need to Know About WebView

  Hi – I am Matt Small, a Sr. Escalation Engineer on the Microsoft Windows Store Developer Solutions team.  I have been working on Windows 8 since before the Release Preview, and I have spent many hours working in the Store forums, primarily in the C# forum.  I’ve seen a *lot* of posts on the…

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Consuming a WCF Service from a “Windows Runtime Component” project type is a limited supported scenario particularly with the usage of XmlSerializer.

Background: Consider the following scenario. You are developing a Windows Store app and need to consume a WCF Service. The most common approach of consuming a WCF service and using the .NET framework is to create a managed Windows Store app based on the C# or VB.Net language.   Additionally, Visual Studio 2012 also provides…


Welcome to Windows Store Developer Solutions

Welcome to the Windows Store Developer Solutions blog! Why another Windows 8 blog? There is already a ton of great information out there on MSDN Docs, Channel 9, and even the Windows Store for Developers blog. They provide the information critical to building great, attractive apps. Our job is to provide solutions. A good solution requires…

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