Dilemma in choosing technology to create App for Windows Store?

    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?

Share Text in between Windows 8 Metro Application using Share Contract

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

Netflix Movie Explorer a Metro Application: Creating Step by Step

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

Consuming WCF SOAP Service in Windows 8 Metro Application

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

Migrate HTML5 WinJS Metro Application project to VS2012

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

How to fetch selected item of ListView in HTML based Windows 8 Metro Application

I had tough time get the value of selected item of a ListView. So in this post I am sharing the code snippet required to fetch selected item from the ListView. Read this article for ListView Binding with Grouping and Semantic Zoom in Windows 8 JavaScript Metro Application I strongly suggest you to read the…… Continue reading How to fetch selected item of ListView in HTML based Windows 8 Metro Application

Difference between Application created using Metro UI guidelines and Real Windows 8 Metro Application

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

Live Tiles in XAML based 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

Setting up Visual Studio11 Beta for Metro Application Creation

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

Message Dialog Control in Windows 8 HTML JavaScript Metro Application

In this post, I will discuss how to work with Message Dialog in Windows 8 Metro application. I will use WinJS to create message dialog. Message dialog look like below, Message Dialog is part of UI surfaces in Windows 8. There are four types of UI surfaces in Windows 8. App Bar Context Menu Message…… Continue reading Message Dialog Control in Windows 8 HTML JavaScript Metro Application