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Register for Windows Phone 8 Webcast Series

Last month Microsoft released Windows Phone 8 SDK and now they are organizing a 10 hours online webcast to train you in WP8 application development. In this webcast you will learn more about development from the experts.

 

In this post, find the session details, time table and the link to register for the free webcast event. Take part of it and enhance your Windows Phone skills.



#Win8Dev Tutorial: Working with the Windows 8 Clipboard in WinRT applications

The “Clipboard” is a user driven set of functions that enables an application to transfer data between applications or within an application. Windows 8 Store SDK defines a set of APIs to handle the OS clipboard in your application.

 

In this continued series of Windows 8 Store application development tutorial, we will learn more about the API and the way to integrate the Clipboard in your WinRT application.


#Win8Dev Tutorial: Create Great Experience with LiveTile for your WinRT applications

This is the continuing series of the Windows 8 Store application development tutorial and in this chapter, we will learn about creating and updating the live tiles of your WinRT application. There are 46 different types of tile templates available which we will go to learn today.

 

A live tile is one of the best way to provide a good experience to your application which you will find in your Windows 8 Start screen. Continue for further reading.


#Win8Dev Tutorial: Share Contract using DataTransferManager in WinRT apps

If you are a Windows 8 Store application and/or game developer, you may want to provide feature to share text, graphics, links or game score cards to Facebook, Twitter or Email. Windows 8 SDK provides those APIs to implement the feature in your application.

 

Today in this chapter of the Windows Store Tutorial series, we will discuss more about the API methods and how to integrate it in your application. Continue reading.


#Win8Dev Tutorial: Handling Files and Folders in your WinRT apps

Many time we need to access files and folders from our applications. The Windows Store apps SDK provides us Asynchronous APIs to use for this service to query files and folders. You have to be familiar with async await calls in order to get started with this.

 

This post is part of the Windows Store Application Development Tutorial series. Today we will learn how to handle files and folders in your Windows 8 metro applications.


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.


 
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