Blog: Windows 8 Apps

Using Standard Templates for ListView and GridView

By Ken Getz

When creating XAML applications using ListView and GridView controls for Windows 8, you probably want your applications to look like "standard" applications.

This blog entry was originally posted December 21, 2012 by Ken Getz

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Windows 8 Progress Controls

By Ken Getz

XAML provides two controls specifically meant to indicate active progress, as some activity is running, to the user.

This blog entry was originally posted November 19, 2012 by Ken Getz

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Creating State Handling Markup with XAML

By Ken Getz

When you create an application, your goal (besides ensuring that the application does what it needs to do) is to make sure that it looks good, and works well.

This blog entry was originally posted November 15, 2012 by Ken Getz

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XAML Hierarchy of Resources

By Ken Getz

In XAML, every element maintains its own resources collection, and also has access to the resources collection of its parent elements.

This blog entry was originally posted November 13, 2012 by Ken Getz

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Placing XAML Controls Onto the Grid

By Ken Getz

One of XAML's most important features is its ability to create hierarchies of controls; that is, the ability to nest controls inside other controls.

This blog entry was originally posted November 06, 2012 by Ken Getz

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Creating Dynamic Properties in XAML

By Ken Getz

Usually, the standard XAML property syntax provides the functionality you need.

This blog entry was originally posted November 05, 2012 by Ken Getz

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Windows 8: The App Lifecycle

Excerpt by Ken Getz

You may have noticed that none of the built-in Windows 8 applications provide any means of shutting down.

This course excerpt was originally posted November 01, 2012 from the online courseware Windows 8 Using XAML, Part 01: Introduction to Apps by Ken Getz

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Distributing Windows 8 Applications: Getting Started

By Martin Schaeferle

Although a complete discussion of distributing Windows 8 apps is beyond the scope of this introductory content, it's important to understand that for most apps, you'll use the Microsoft Store as your distribution channel.

This blog entry was originally posted October 29, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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Just When "Metro" Started Making Sense...

By Martin Schaeferle

Microsoft has always had a knack of constantly branding, and then rebranding; shifting focus, and then rolling it back.

This blog entry was originally posted September 11, 2012 by Martin Schaeferle

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