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Matthew Baxter-Reynolds (@mbrit) Independent software development consultant, speaker, author, and trainer
What I'm looking for here is people using their tablets in normal, everyday settings.Such as this one from Microsoft evangelist Martin Beeby using his Surface on a train:https://twitter.com/t... send your pictures to mbrit@mbrit.com. You will retain copyright of the images, but by sending them to me you grant ......

tl;dr - look in the Registry.Packages are registered in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft... You'll find the installation folder in there - look through to see if you have .xaml or .js files. HTML apps also have an ~/Applications/<Package> key with a DefaultStartPage value. This ......

Quick pro-tip.Say you have Win8 RP in a VHD. You want to create a replacement VM for RTM. Once you delete the VHD with RP (or more likely move it).If you do this, allocate all of the space in the new VHD. OS X seems to struggle with expanding out that file into reclaimed space. Also, once expanded, OS X seems to struggle with using the space that may ......

You should be glad they fixed it really. The problem isn't Metro, the problem is that there was no trademark defence clauses in the Windows Store agreement at all. Here's the agreement, which for this post is version 3.0 dated 2012-07-09.You think MS was ever going to allow devs to post apps called "Hurr Hurr iPhone SUCKS LOL!" No. The wording in the ......

In a parallel universe I'm writing a much less kind version of this post, but with GA of Windows 8 being measured in a short number of months, I'm going to try and be helpful. Am I happy about the naming change? No. Was I happy about the "Metro-style" moniker before? Also no. Could something good come of this change? Well, anything's possible."Metro" ......

Back when .NET v1 was coming out I was lucky enough to be on the pre-release programme. One of the things that we had during that process was really good mailing lists. Smart people discussing deep issues really helped me understand .NET and how to use it.So why mailing lists?- Stack Overflow is under-represented on WinRT at the moment. A lot of edge-case ......

I've tried porting NLog to Metro-style/WinRT a couple of times, and I've surrendered both times within hours of starting. The problem with NLog is that it's amazing, rich surface area extends all the way over the Metro-style surface area. Whereas in .NET Full you have Console, Debug, and Trace, in .NET Core you only have Debug. Talking cross-process ......

On Twitter, Matthias Jauernig commented that the FileOpenPicker and FileSavePicker doesn't allow *.* wildcard file associations. I was relaxed about this and wrote back that it was related to sandboxing implying it was a "good thing", however as Matthias commented back, perhaps it's not.In Metro-style the sandboxing works that if something gives you ......

Leaving aside why you would ever want to do this in a touch-centric world, here's how you tell if the right-mouse button has been clicked on a GridView in XAML/WinRT/Metro-style. You have to retrieve a point relative to the UI element you're in, and then query its properties. void itemGridView_PointerPressed... sender, PointerRoutedEventArgs e) ......

tl;dr - don't.VMware Fusion has an 8GB limit, so on my 16GB MacBook Pro (which is an old one with a 16GB memory upgrade), I wanted to use more than 8GB. You can fudge it my editing the .vmx file and changing the memsize value to whatever you want.However it turns out that if you do this the performance on the whole machine turns into a pig. It beachballs ......

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