Windows Phone 8 SDK available

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Just announced at BUILD keynotes – Windows Phone 8 SDK available now! It includes Visual Studio Express 2012 edition for Windows Phone (which also works as add-on for paid versions of Visual Studio 2012), new Hyper-V based Windows Phone emulator and Expression Blend. It could be downloaded from the following location:   Stay tuned for more exciting news to come, Alex

Working with NFC–Take 2

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Some time ago (I’ve blogged about working with proximity devices – NFC – in Windows 8 Consumer preview: Then I’ve talked about a simple way performing NFC communication – using pub/sub communication pattern which is good for exchanging simple messages using PublishMessage and PublishBinaryMessage functions on ProximityDevice class. Few days ago my client asked me to prepare a demo which uses proximity communication to transfer custom “Items” between two instances of the app (and also Windows Phone 8 version of this app). The app uses complex “items” which includes many textual fields, undefined number of attached images,...