In this, the 5th, installment of Windows 8, What I’ve learned, I’m going to share a single line of code that can make your search-enabled Windows Store app absolutely awesome! Start by enabling Search For starters, if you haven’t enabled the Search contract in your app, you probably should. Unless your app is a game … Continue reading W8WIL #5: Bringing the Awesome in Search
So, you have your great idea for a Windows 8 app, you’ve registered for Generation App, and you’ve created your Windows Store account. You go to sign into your account later, and you see the following dialog:
…but didn’t know to ask. OK, perhaps not everything…but certainly all the options for developing great games on Windows 8. Bob Familiar, who manages some of my fellow Technical Evangelists on our East Region team, managed to find time between updating SharePoint and emailing Excel files to do some really thorough research on the state … Continue reading Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Windows 8 Game Development…
[This is part 7 of an ongoing series of posts examining the HTML5 Canvas element. In Part 1 of this series, I introduced Canvas and prepared a template to make further explorations a bit simpler, and also introduced JsFiddle, a neat tool for experimenting with and sharing web code. In Part 2, I demonstrated the … Continue reading Exploring HTML5 Canvas: Part 7 – Optimizing Animations
Introduction In this post, I’m going to kick off a series in which I’ll walk through the creation of a back-end service for a Windows 8 app. This first post will provide an overview of the series, and introduce a couple of potential technologies you can use to build your back-end services. The Challenge As … Continue reading Building Data and Services for Windows 8 Apps
My fellow evangelist Ed Donahue shows you the hex color codes: In my own projects I really like to have correct colors. With Windows 8 coming out, more and more of my projects are around Windows 8. I’m not much of a designer, but sometimes I like to play pretend. I was able to grab … Continue reading Want to Match Windows 8 Colors in Your HTML?
I’m pleased to announce the availability of my next episode of Microsoft DevRadio, in which I talk to my fellow Technical Evangelist Jennifer Marsman about the top reasons for developing applications for Windows 8. From market potential and size, optimized discovery, flexible and money making opportunities, as well as free tools and guidance— there’s no … Continue reading Microsoft DevRadio: Reasons Why You Should Develop a Windows 8 App