There’s something so intuitive and simple about touching things on the screen that they just dive in without needing to be shown how it all works. The problem is that the Windows Store can be a confusing place if you’re looking for the best apps for kids. It’s hard to tell the [...]
There are several occasions where you want keep the current element in focus and disable application scrolling when user is trying to type in using the onscreen keyboard. It is little bit tricky to achieve this. here is some sample code on how to do this in Xaml/C#
This free eBook provides comprehensive coverage of the platform for Windows Store apps. Since its second preview in August, we’ve added the remaining chapters on live tiles, notifications, background tasks, background transfers, networking, devices, printing, WinRT components, accessibility, localization, [...]
If you use CameraCaptureUI, the user will be prompted for permission automatically. But the DeviceInformation API does not indicate whether or not the user has granted permission.
Here is sample class that you can use to see whether a camera is available, with support for data binding
Here is a list of Windows 8 Keyboard shortcuts that I think are most useful:
Windows key - Brings up the Metro start screen. You can start typing to search for an app, just like the Win7 start menu. Subsequent presses on the button will cycle through the open applications
Win + B - Switch to the [...]