Windows 8 and now also Windows Phone 8.1 enable apps access to the filesystem. This API is very limited unfortunately (primarily for security reasons), so by setting several Capabilities in app’s manifest you can access directly just a few basic pseudo-folders – libraries Pictures, Music and Videos (and for enterprise apps in Windows 8 also Documents),
One of my favorite additions to Visual Studio 2013 and 2015 is the option to automatically roam environment settings across devices with the same user logged in. What is even better – roaming is enabled by default as soon as you first log into Visual Studio with your Microsoft Account. Let’s dive into some details.
When you are testing your websites on your favorite smartphone, you might find out, that Windows Phone and iOS are including a special behavior when any links on the page are pressed – sort of a highlighting – graying out of the active touched area. This is of course quite helpful sometimes when the bounds
I recently discovered a great feature of new Windows 8.1 Modern UI, that enables owners of high resolution tablets and laptops to display much more content at once (for the price of making things smaller). Microsoft Surface Pro 2 with Full HD display will by default show the Start Screen in a fashion similar to this:
Quite a common mistake that XAML developers do here and there (especially myself, I just can’t stop causing this bug…) is to switch the order the ItemsSource and SelectedItem properties in XAML while building a MVVM pattern based app. Let’s see it in context the WinRT ListView control. To bind some items to it we use the ItemsSource dependency property. To
This week I had to deal with very strange behavior when trying to localize a Windows 8.1 app in Czech and English. As always, I prepared a special localization class, added the *.resw files for en and cs and finally hooked it all up to XAML via binding. Everything seemed hunky-dory except for the tiny fact