Tag Archives: Metro

Get access to the %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps folder and view apps source code

One of my preferred ways to learn new things is to read source code written by other people. Specifically on Windows 8 Windows Store apps, I like to understand how some apps were developed, which APIs or libraries were used, … Continue reading

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Physical location of Windows Store applications and data on a PC

When developing Windows Store applications for the Windows 8, it’s important (or at least interesting) to know where the applications get stored after installing it through the Store, where all the files go when we write to the LocalFolder, RoamingFolder, … Continue reading

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.gitignore file for Windows Store applications

When developing Windows Store applications (former “Metro Style”), these are generally the files that I don’t want Git to include in the repository:

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Get the network machine name in a Windows Store app

When developing Windows Store apps that support receiving push notifications, besides getting the application ID and hardware ID, I also like to get other useful information about the machine/device that can ease the management of the push notifications service. The … Continue reading

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Get the version number of a Windows Store app

Recently, during the development of a Windows Store app, I needed to dynamically get the current version numbers of the app to show in the “about” screen.

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New naming for Windows 8 applications

In the beginning of August there were rumors that Microsoft was going to abandon the name “Metro” for describing the new kind of applications on Windows 8, and that was confusing, because they’ve been using this “Metro” term since they’ve … Continue reading

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Content of the Windows 8 Camps Events (Code, Samples, Slides)

Update 2012-09-10: All the content of the Windows 8 Camp in a Box has been updated to the Windows 8 RTM ;). Make sure you download it again if you have a previous version! Since March of this year Microsoft … Continue reading

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E-book: Metro Revealed – Building Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript

With the launch of Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate, Microsoft is offering a free copy (PDF) of the book Metro Revealed – Building Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript written by Adam Freeman.

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E-book: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript – First Preview

With the launch of Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate Microsoft is offering a free copy (PDF) of the first four chapters of the book Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript written by Kraig Brockschmidt for Microsoft Press.

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Event: Windows 8 App Camp PORTO

On May 28th happens the Windows 8 App Camp PORTO an event organized by Microsoft Portugal, with a whole day of technical sessions on Windows 8 Metro Style application development presented by speakers like Drew Robbins, Director a nível mundial … Continue reading

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