Use a white theme in your Windows 8 application

  Just a quick post for now. When building a Windows 8 application, you get a black background by default & your controls automatically are based on this black background. If your application has a light theme (white background) you’ll find it cumbersome to change all controls. Luckily there’s a light_generic.xaml file available, included in…

Inside the Windows Runtime #1 – Camera API and Share Contract

I didn’t write anything about BUILD this week, I guess you had a blast reading many other news sites and watching some of the keynotes and sessions. Let’s jump right to the chase, some sweet Windows 8 programming using VS11 on the Windows DevPreview. For Windows 8, Microsoft has implemented a great new framework, called the Windows…

Excitement BUILDs while Microsoft stays quiet

Tomorrow Microsoft will host its first and annual //BUILD conference, something fans have been eagerly awaiting for months now. Tomorrow’s the big day. Press has been going crazy, I’m going crazy, random people on Twitter are going crazy, heck, even Microsoft employees are going crazy. Tomorrow’s a big day for PC users, no matter how…

Windows 8 AppDevelopment #0 – How it’s done in Windows Phone 7 today

Windows 8 lends a lot of user interface conventions and controls from the Windows Phone 7 Metro UI. In this post we’ll cover the AppBar, Panorama applications and pivot applications and how to code them today in Windows Phone 7. In future posts I’ll be going over other things like Theme Resources and Live Tiles….

One week Of Building Windows 8 (Week 2) and commenters are assholes

In this post we’ll once again take a look at what happened on the official Building Windows 8 blog this week (August 24 – August 31) At the end I’ll give my personal opinion about some of the things. Ready? Set? Metro! 5: Improving our file management basics: copy, move, rename, and delete This post shows…