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#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.


Showing Geolocation in Browser using HTML5 and JavaScript

Few days ago, we learned about “Easy Form Validation using HTML5”. Hope, you liked that post. Today we will explore another new great feature of HTML5 with complete code analysis and simple but easy to understandable demo.

 

HTML5 exposes geolocation API to get the geographical location of user. Today we will focus our discussion on this topic. So, continue reading.


Giveaways Result and Free License of “Screen Camera” for all

On 10th September 2012, I started a Giveaway in my blog as celebration to my 500th blog post. Today I am announcing the winners of that giveaway who will get Pluralsight monthly subscription, SQL Interview book or Telerik DevCraft license from me.

 

Don’t forget that all my blog readers are eligible for a free Screen Camera license worth $49.95. So grab your licenses now.


 
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