When one start creating Applications for Windows Store, the first question come to mind is what technology should be used to create applications. In this post, I am trying to ease that decision to some extent. If you creating application form scratch then as of me you should rely on your existing skills.…… Continue reading Dilemma in choosing technology to create App for Windows Store?
Two Metro applications can shared the content between them using Share Charm. Content can be as simple as text or may be image or a file. In content sharing, the application that shares content is called as Source Application and the application that receives content is called as Target Application. Source Application and Target Application…… Continue reading Share Text in between Windows 8 Metro Application using Share Contract
Download source code of this article from here In this article we will follow step by step approach to create Netflix Movie Explorer Metro Application. We will use HTML and WinJS to create this application. See the video to understand expected behavior of the application. http://youtu.be/Q4Qjz9cdvJM?hd=1 Some of the features of application are as following…… Continue reading Netflix Movie Explorer a Metro Application: Creating Step by Step
In this post we will consume WCF SOAP Service in C#/XAML based Metro Application. This is level 100 post showing basic steps to create simple WCF Service and consume that in Metro Application. Very first let us create a WCF Service using VS2012. Form File menu create a new project by choosing WCF Service Application…… Continue reading Consuming WCF SOAP Service in Windows 8 Metro Application
In this post we will migrate a Metro Project created in HTML5 and WinJS from VS11 to VS2012 RC. Recently I upgraded my system to Windows 8 Release Preview. After upgrading Windows, I migrated VS to VS2012 RC. After successful installation of VS2012, I tried opening a HTML5 + WinJS project created in VS11. When…… Continue reading Migrate HTML5 WinJS Metro Application project to VS2012
Windows 8 Metro Application runs in AppContainer, whereas any application (web or desktop) created with the Metro UI design guidelines does not run on AppContainer. They may be running in browser or directly as exe on System32 under the logged in user credential. I have been seen people are bit confused in between “An Application…… Continue reading Difference between Application created using Metro UI guidelines and Real Windows 8 Metro Application
In this post we will discuss Live Tiles in XAML based Windows 8 Metro Application. We will see Updating Live Tiles Creating queue of information to update Live Tiles What is Live Tile? Tiles are the entry point for the application. You will find TILES for all applications installed on your machine at the start…… Continue reading Live Tiles in XAML based Windows 8 Metro Application
Just after next day of launching I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview and VS1 Beta. And yes exactly like you, I were excited. After installation VS11 Beta looks like below, After installation I was tempted to create Metro Application. So I browsed to create new project and found below installed project templates. So essentially it…… Continue reading Setting up Visual Studio11 Beta for Metro Application Creation