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Creating an application for the Windows Store requires forethought to a number of considerations – one of which is how will you want your app to appear when seen in different view states. When your application is running full screen in Windows 8, it will be in either landscape or portrait orientation.  When the orientation is landscape mode, two additional views are possible: snapped or fill.  A snapped view is docked either on the right or left side of the screen, with a width of 320px.  The fill view is the larger remaining portion of the screen when another app is in snapped view.  Note Snapped and fill options are only available when the screen resolution is a minimum of 1366 x 768 and supporting wide screen (16:9) aspect ratio. When developing apps using JavaScript, you have two main ways to manage the view states in your apps:  Programmatically via JavaScript,... (more)

Windows Phone Emulator: Hyper-V isn’t on

I attribute this entire blog post to Scott Kerfoot who provided these instructions to me If you should stumble upon this dialog box… …  you should then click the ‘Turn on Hyper-V’ link.  The Windows Features dialog box will then appear as seen here: Notice that Hyper-V is not selected. To enable it, select the box next to it, and click OK. You will now be required to re-boot.  After rebooting, attempt to run the emulator again. Hopefully this was successful for you.  However, you may encounter the following dialog box: If you get this error, select the ‘Join the Hyper-V Admini... (more)

Start Developing for Windows (8.1) Store Apps using HTML5

When Windows 8 was first introduced, a huge opportunity opened up for web developers.  How so?  Anyone with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills could now apply such skills to developing apps, not just sites.  This is due to Microsoft supporting the development of WinRT apps with either C++, .NET, and/or JavaScript.  How different is it from writing a web site vs. an app?  If you are a web developer and you want to find out, be sure to look at the DevRadio episodes on developing for Windows 8 in half the time (4 minute videos) or the comprehensive “jump start” training series on HTML... (more)

Microsoft DevRadio: Media Capture

To play video, hover above and press play button. Abstract:  Michael Palermo and Jeremy Foster are back again to demonstrate how to use media capture via codeSHOW. MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (WP7, HTML5) High Quality WMV (PC, Xbox, MCE) Watch previous episodes here... ... (more)

How Did Kevin Ashley Make $100K?

To play video, hover above and press play button. Michael Palermo welcomes Kevin Ashley to the show as they discuss how Kevin has made over $100k on his Windows 8 apps. Tune in as they discuss some tips and tricks for how you can improve your app revenue like how to properly price your app and various monetization options that are available to you such as in-app purchase, pay-per download and advertising. Check out the first article! | Download “Card Games Chest” [1:38] How much have you made so far? [5:21] Did Microsoft pay you to do this? [6:35] What contributed to your success? [8... (more)