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Microsoft Roslyn is now open source!

Microsoft Roslyn is now open source!

Traditionally, compilers are black boxes -- source code goes in one end, magic happens in the middle, and object files or assemblies come out the other end. As compilers perform their magic, they build up deep understanding of the code they are processing, but that knowledge is unavailable to anyone but the compiler implementation wizards. The information is promptly forgotten after the translated output is produced. For decades, this world view has served us well, but it is no longer sufficient....

Developing Apps in Windows 8 using C# and XAML e-Book

Developing Apps in Windows 8 using C# and XAML e-Book

Here is my first e-Book for everyone. I hope it helps! Download link: Steps to download. 1.) Right click -> Save link as e-Book: Developing Apps in Windows 8 using C# and XAML Visual Studio 2012 Solutions Project: Solution file for all examples in the...

Sneak peak for my first e-book

Sneak peak for my first e-book

It was a very busy year for me but here' sneak peak of my first e-book. The file should be ready for download when the New Year hits in the United States and after my flight. For the mean time, here's...

Day 2: Handling pointer events with Windows 8

Day 2: Handling pointer events with Windows 8

In this post, we will try to learn how to handle user interaction with Windows 8. As we all know, user interaction is very important when it comes to communicating your app to the user. For example, You want your app...

Day 1 : Creating your first basic Windows Metro App

Day 1 : Creating your first basic Windows Metro App

After learning on the new introduced Lifecycle framework, WinRT APIs, new controls, and many more. You might be noticing as an existing XAML developer from Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Phone, or Silverlight that it should be easy to transition and...

Digging inside the Metro Application Framework

Digging inside the Metro Application Framework

For existing WPF/WinForm/Silverlight Developers out there, I assume at first you would have thought that if you are an experience professional developer in this field that switching to WinRT (Metro) would be easy because the API would be the same. That's what I thought too! Windows 8 Application Framework Let's start at the bottom, the windows core kernel services, everything runs on top of this. When we are developing Desktop Apps, we are actually developing for Internet Explorer (HTML/Javascript), Win32 or .NET...

Introduction to Windows 8 Metro Applications

Introduction to Windows 8 Metro Applications

Before jumping in and start developing Windows 8 Metro Apps, a developer must first know what are the new features and what can Metro UI offer to their applications so that the target application will match how the Metro UI works. The Windows 8 Start Screen The Windows 8 start screen is a new brand new concept from Microsoft that was not available for Windows 7 and previous editions. With Windows 8, at first you would try to find the start menu...

Creating a Slideshow app in Microsoft Expression Blend 4(Part 1)

Creating a Slideshow app in Microsoft Expression Blend 4(Part 1)

I will show you how to create a slideshow using Silverlight Sketchflow Application. Let's start by making a New project. File>>New Project Choose Silverlight as the project type then choose Silverlight Sketchflow Application. Let's name it 'Project-1' Look below your workspace area and look for...

Introduction to C#

Introduction to C#

What is .NET? The Microsoft .NET Framework is a generic software framework that means something that your application is going to built on top of. It's the .NET framework's responsibility to provide all the services the different types of application it needs. For example,...

Application platform overview for Windows Phone 8

Application platform overview for Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 has been reengineered from the kernel up to offer shared development and user experiences across Microsoft platforms, featuring a new NT-based kernel, support for native C++ development, a phone-specific version of the Windows 8 Runtime (currently dubbed WinPRT), Direct3D®, high-resolution...

Windows Phone 8 Emulator Requirements

Windows Phone 8 Emulator Requirements

Windows Phone 8 Emulator runs on virtual machine on Hyper-V, which is technically the virtualization technology for Windows 8. In order for you to run the emulator, please note that your computer must meet the minimum requirements to run Hyper-V....

Registering your phone by using the Windows Phone Developer Registration Tool

Registering your phone by using the Windows Phone Developer Registration Tool

You can use the version of the Developer Registration tool that is installed in the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 folder to register your phone to test apps that target Windows Phone 8 Developer Preview or Windows Phone OS 7.1. To register your phone Turn on your phone and, if necessary, unlock the phone screen. On your phone, ensure that the date and time are correct. Using the USB cable that came with your phone, connect your phone to your computer. On your computer, the Zune software starts automatically. If the Zune software...

What’s new in Windows Phone 8 SDK

What’s new in Windows Phone 8 SDK

Windows Phone 8 Application platform There are a lot of differences in the API compared with the same API in a Windows Phone 7.5 app. New Controls Windows Phone 8 SDK includes a LongListSelector control that you can use to group, display, and scroll through long lists of data. It also provides a mechanism for users to jump to a specific section of a list. In WP8, the Pivot and Panorama are now removed from the SDK and are now located in the phone's read-only memory (ROM). The reason...

Set Theory

Set Theory

A set may be viewed as any well-defined collection of objects, called the elements or members of the set. one usually uses capital letters A, B, X, Y, ...., to denote sets, and lowercase letters, a, b, x, y, .....,...

The XNA Gesture Interface

The XNA Gesture Interface

The TouchPanel class also includes gesture recognition, which is demonstrated by the XnaTapHello project. The fields of this project are the same as those in XnaTouchHello, but the LoadContent method is a little different: Notice the final statement. GestureType is an...

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i'm leo lorenzo luis, i'm a computer science graduate from far eastern university - east asia college. i love to learn new things and share them in my website. i represented philippines at the microsoft imagine cup 2011 in new york city. i am also a microsoft most valuable professional for c#.
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