Category Archives: Windows 8

Simulating A Tab Control in a Windows 8 Application–Take 2

In my previous post on Simulating a Tab Control, I used radio buttons and a FlipView control to simulate a tab control.  A commenter pointed out that there were no animation when changing FlipViewItems if you switch items by setting … Continue reading

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Simulating A Tab Control in a Windows 8 Application

I was looking through the forums on MSDN today and found someone asking how to implement a Tab Strip Control in Windows 8 Store applications.  They used the Store as an example, wanting functionality that behaves like the OverView, Details, … Continue reading

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Exploring the StorageApplicationPermissions

The other day I was researching the different file access scenarios available for Windows 8. I needed the research for my chapter on accessing data in my Windows 8 Book (more on that later). The restrictive sandbox that Windows 8 … Continue reading

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To Metro and Back Again: A Developer’s Tale (Part 2)

In my last post, I started a journey to see if I can share data between a WPF application and a Windows 8 Metro application.  We left off with the data in the Metro application.  According to the map the … Continue reading

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To Metro and Back Again: A Developer’s Tale (Part 1)

Update: Part 2 Hot off the press As most of you know Microsoft is about to release a new operating system.  If you have not heard then you should crawl out from under the rock and embrace the future of … Continue reading

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Using the Metro Share Contract With Custom Data

In a few months Windows 8 will be released.  This is an exciting, reimagining of the Windows operating system.  With this new operating system comes a new application paradigm.  Metro applications are optimized for tablets device.  These new applications operate … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 8 – Its Coming!

Last week was a busy week for Microsoft. First they announced that they were building their own Windows 8 tablet. Then later in the week they conducted a Windows Phone Summit, giving developer their first glimpse into the next version … Continue reading

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