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First Look at WP8 - Project Template and Manifest File

Microsoft recently released Windows Phone 8 SDK which you can install in your Windows 8 Pro x64-bit version to get started with the development process with Visual Studio 2012. Keep in mind that, your CPU should support Hyper-V and SLAT in order to run the WP8 emulator.

 

Today in this post we will have a quick look into the new WP8 SDK template, the project structure and improved manifest file.



What is SLAT and How to Check whether your CPU Supports it?

Second Level Address Translation a.k.a. SLAT is a technology introduced in Intel and AMD processors. Recently released Windows Phone 8 SDK needs it to run the emulator 8 in your Windows 8 system.

 

So, what is this SLAT and how to check whether your CPU really supports it? In this post, we will discuss this with you.


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.


 
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