Windows 8

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Charting in Windows 8 Store Apps
One of the queries I received from a partner was to have charting implemented in their Windows 8 Application. While by default there are no chart controls, there are a lot of third party controls such as Telerik, Component One, providing charting for Windows 8. However, there is also the WINRTXamlToolkit, available in CodePlex. It provides a bunch of useful controls that are not available, by default, in XAML for use in Windows 8 Store Applications. http://winrtxamltoolkit.cod... ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4:31 PM | Comments (9)

Implementing Search for BlogReader Windows 8 Sample
The BlogReader sample is an excellent place to start speeding up your Windows 8 development skills. The tutorial is available here and the complete source code is available here Create a project called WindowsBlogReader and create pages for ItemsPage.xaml, SplitPage.xaml and DetailPage.xaml and copy the corresponding code blocks from the sample listed above. Created a class file FeedData.cs and copy the code. Finally, create a class DateConverter.cs and copy the code associated with it. With that ......

Posted On Friday, December 7, 2012 1:20 PM | Comments (183)

Installing MVC 3 for Visual Studio 2010 on Windows Developer Preview after installing MVC 4
I am playing more with the Windows Developer Preview and simply love the backward compatibility it has for applications that used to work in Windows 7. And one of the applications critical to my day-to-day life is Visual Studio. Visual Studio 2010 with SP1 and ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools is my everyday requirement. Windows Developer Preview when installed from the MSDN Center has two flavors. One with the Developer Tools which I would assume, most of us developers would want and the other one, which is simply ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5:44 PM | Comments (3)

Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Applications on Windows 8 Developer Preview
Well, as mentioned in my earlier posts, the ASP.NET MVC 4 has Developer Preview has been released. You might notice quite a bit of this term “Developer Preview” in 2-3 products specifically. One, Windows 8 is now available as simply Windows Developer Preview. Similarly, Visual Studio 11 is Developer Preview and also the Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 is a Developer Preview, as with the case with Expression etc., Now, to clarify on a few things which I learnt. The Windows 8, hereinafter referred ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 2:14 PM | Comments (4)

The BUILD Conference
What a week it has been! The BUILD Conference just concluded and there were tons of announcements. This is one of the reasons I am passionate about this company. Even when I was outside Microsoft, the momentum and the focus they have on Developer audience simply amazes me and they continue to do it, years later. Windows Developer Preview BUILD is a developer conference which premiered the first Windows Developer Preview bits. Clearly, the developers ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:20 AM | Comments (5)