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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

Application Bar Icons

To make creating high-quality scalable application bar icons for Windows 8 Metro applications, you can use the Segoe UI Symbol font. The icons are specifically the Unicode characters in the range 0xE100 to 0xE124. ...

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