New Windows 8 Store Apps Development with C# 6 days Course

Monday, January 14, 2013

 Recently, I've been working hard, developing a new Windows 8 Store Apps 6 days Course for C# developers. Today I was very proud to deliver it to one of John Bryce customers, at Hi-Tech College, Herzliya, and it was a great beginning. The course is very detailed and practical, just like I did with a previous 6 days WPF course I've developed. Different content, different college, but same mini-Me J. So if you've enjoyed previous sessions with me, I'm sure you'll enjoy this course either, now with CodeValue.  Following is the agenda for the course arranged by Modules and Topics. Each topic...

Using C# types from C++/CX in Windows 8 Store Apps

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

One of the best things happened to Windows 8 Store Apps (aka Metro apps) is the option to write apps and games with pure, native C++, with the help of CX extensions. Aside from performance gained by using C++, being able to develop with C++ in Windows 8 Apps addresses one of the most requested scenarios: Porting and Code Sharing. Lets say that you’re the creator of a famous Mobile Application, developed using C++ for Android and other platforms, and you may want to port this great app, or pieces of it to run under...

Get screen resolution in Windows 8 Metro style application

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Today, someone asked an interesting question in the Israeli Metro forum I’m moderating. The question was: “How can I know what’s the screen resolution in a Metro style app?” This is a tricky answer, since: This capability has been removed from the RC. We can’t rely on current window Width and Height, since it may not be fully opened (snapping). Well, searching a bit over the API’s, I didn’t find anything that can help, but, we can always use DirectX. Creating a C++ Metro style application,...

Windows 8 Development Tutorial – Part 1 – First Steps

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Now that both Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta have been released, it’s a fantastic time posting about Windows 8 programming, especially about the new Metro style based applications. For the sake of rapid-start, I’ll save the writing about what Metro Style application is, but I’ll give you a link in case that you’ve missed that: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh464920.aspx   Installing Windows 8 Customer Preview Before we begin, I highly recommend you to install Windows 8 and learn about the new Metro UI language, since it’s totally different than what we are used to in current versions of...