Download Windows Phone 8 SDK (WP8) - Web and Offline/ISO Version



As mentioned in yesterday’s Windows Phone 8 launch event, Microsoft publicly released the WP8 SDK for developers. You can now build apps targeting Windows Phone 8 devices. You will be also able to program for Windows Phone 7 devices in Visual Studio 2012 now.

 

In this post, I am sharing the downloadable links of both web and offline ISO versions. Go through the System Requirements first before downloading and installing it.



#Win8Dev Tutorial: Integrating Application Bar in your Windows Store apps



If you are familiar with Windows Phone applications, you might be already aware of Application Bar. Application Bar is used to provide users with quick access to an application’s most common tasks, which are basically hidden when they are not needed.

 

Today in this chapter we will learn more about Application Bar in Windows Store apps along with integration and design guidelines.


Mounting ISO Image in Windows 8



In earlier Windows versions, we were missing this great feature of CD/DVD mounting. To achieve this, we had to install 3rd party software tools and was always demanded as in-built feature in Windows.

 

Windows 8 now has this feature and you can now easily mount any ISO image to create a virtual CD/DVD ROM in your PC. Continue reading it to know how to do this.


#Win8Dev Tutorial: Integrating Settings Panel in Windows 8 Charm Bar



Many of us need to integrate settings page in our applications. All we generally do is by creating a separate page in our project. But Windows 8 provide us a separate settings panel in Charm bar which you can use for your settings page.

 

In this post we will learn more about it from scratch and integrate it to our demo application. Also, we will learn how to invoke the charm bar to show the settings panel.


#Win8Dev Tutorial: Know about LayoutAwarePage of Wndows Store app



In last chapter “Navigate between Pages” we discussed the basics of page navigation, where we navigated from one page to another page using the Frame.Navigate(type, obj). We also discussed how to pass an object as query string parameter.

 

Today in this chapter we will discuss more advanced page navigation using the LayoutAwarePage which comes with the Grid and Split application template by default.


#Win8Dev Tutorial: Navigate between Pages in Windows Store apps



Let’s begin with our fourth chapter of building Windows Store application development using Visual Studio 2012. In the previous chapters of this tutorial series, we got familiar with this project template and built a basic “Hello World” application.

 

Today in this chapter we will learn how to navigate from one page to another page in Windows 8 Store applications. So, continue reading.


#Win8Dev Tutorial: Begin with your First “Hello World” Windows Store app



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Today in this tutorial series, we will learn how to develop our first Windows Store application using the C#/XAML template. We will also learn how to build and run it inside a simulator that comes with the Visual Studio 2012 IDE.

 

Don’t forget to follow the complete tutorial series of Windows Store apps (WinRT) development and share the chapters with your network friends.


#Win8Dev Tutorial: Understand WinRT Project Templates and Structure



Last day in “Getting Started with Windows Store apps Development” we discussed about Windows Store applications and how to setup your development machine to start with the development. We also discussed it’s four different project categories.

 

Today in this continued series post, we will learn more about project templates in each category and the basic project structure of most used templates.


#Win8Dev Tutorial: Getting Started with WinRT app and Environment Setup



Based on the discussion with you over twitter and facebook, I am starting with a Tutorial series on Windows Store application development. The tutorial will focus on C# and XAML template to give you proper steps learning this application development.

 

Today we will kick-off our first chapter of this tutorial series where we will introduce with this technology and setup the developer environment with required tools and other stuffs.


How to Update Application Cache Programmatically in HTML5?



Last day we discussed on “Faster and Offline Browsing using Application Cache in HTML5” and mentioned detailed steps to implement the Application Cache in HTML5. Also, we discussed a bit about refreshing the cache.

 

Today in this post, we are going to discuss a topic by which you can update it programmatically. So, let’s continue to focus on it.


Faster and Offline Browsing using Application Cache in HTML5



In current web based application market, it’s more important to load and browse the application faster and there application caching is becoming most important thing. All the browsers support caching but that is not enough.

 

HTML5 now comes with application caching mechanism by which a developer can tell the client to cache what it needs to browse them in offline too. Continue to read more about it in today’s post.


“Learn Country Capitals” - A Free Windows Phone application now in Store



Here comes my new Windows Phone application in the Windows Phone Store. The application is free for you to use. Kids can learn capitals of countries using this app. Not only this, you can anytime search on this app to query about the capital of a country.

 

This is my 8th Windows Phone app and dedicating it to all Windows Phone users. Continue to get the downloadable link and few screenshots of the application.


Re-Awarded as Microsoft MVP (Silverlight) for the 3rd time - October 2012



1st October is the most prestigious day for me. Today Microsoft re-awarded me the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award for the 3rd time in a row and I am still a Silverlight MVP since October 2010.

 

My sincere thanks to all the community friends, MVP Lead for their continuous support. Hope to serve the developer community with more contents in coming year.

 
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