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Derek Lakin

APP: Markdown Notepad

Now available in the Store for Windows Phone 8 apps, my latest app is a simple notepad app that uses the Markdown format. Ingeniously called Markdown Notepad, this app builds on the Markdown features that were built into Visual Diary and extends it with note backup to the cloud. After a few false starts trying to use SkyDrive (a service which I love!) for the cloud backup feature I found that the SDK didn’t ...

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Derek Lakin

Getting Started with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

There are plenty of posts around on how to actually install the Windows 8 consumer Preview, so I’m not going to both covering that right now, but there were a couple of really useful resources that I wanted to highlight. First up is some great design resources for designing the user experience for Metro style apps: http://design.windows.com. This includes: Guidance on how to implement common design patterns in Metro style apps ...

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Derek Lakin

Unable to activate Windows Tailored Application

Whilst developing Metro-style applications (quite possibly limited to XAML apps) you may be unfortunate enough to receive the error message “Unable to Activate Windows Tailored Application” when you try to run the application from Visual Studio. You’ll probably find that other applications that worked previously still do so, but this one won’t budge. In my case, the only additional information was the message: “The remote procedure call failed” and a message in the ...

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Derek Lakin

Metro Style App Samples

There are a large number (about 200) samples for HTML5+JavaScript and XAML (C#, VB, and C++) on MSDN at the moment. You can sort and filter the apps to find something relevant to the task at hand, or you can download a single sample pack that contains all of the samples. Right now the documentation of Windows Runtime is pretty thin on the ground, so these samples are the best way for you to ...

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