Category Archives: XAML

Windows 8 Store Applications Vs. WPF Applications

Today’s Windows Developer faces a crucial decision: whether to build for the new (shiny!) Windows 8 Store or to build for the Desktop.  There are significant advantages to each, and they are, more or less, mutually exclusive.

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Yet Another Podcast #88–Chris Bowen on Game Development for Windows 8

Talking with Chris Bowen, Principal Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, about developing games for Windows 8 Store. Chris’ Blog  30 Days to a Windows 8 Game – Resources & Guidance (See both the Games and App Frameworks sections) Introduction to JavaScript … Continue reading

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Searching in Windows 8

Windows 8 Store Applications can take advantage of the shared “Charms” that you see when you swipe in from the right edge of your Windows 8 device (or press Win-C).  The top charm is searching and it provides tremendous functionality … Continue reading

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XAML For Windows 8: Read Me First

I’m pleased and proud to announce my newest book, from Apress, named either XAML For Windows 8: Read Me First or XAML Primer (we’re still discussing! Which name do you prefer?)  If you are interested in learning Windows 8 programming … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #73–Dan Wahlin on Windows 8 Programming

Talking with Dan Wahlin on Windows 8 Programming, both XAML and HTML5. Dan’s Blog Listen | Yet Another Podcast  

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