Windows Store App Development Series : Part 5 – App Rotation and Display Orientation

Hello, In the fourth article of this series, we analyzed how CSS Media Queries can be used to control the presentation of an app for different layouts like portrait, landscape, full and snapped. In this article, we will cover how to setup an app to support different rotations and identify app display orientation using JavaScript. Rotation Rotation is a touch optimized technique using which user can rotate an app in a circular direction [clockwise / anti-clockwise]. Each Windows Store App template type in Visual Studio 2012 was designed to support multiple rotations. The Application UI tab in package.appxmanifest file contains…

Windows Store App Development Series : Part 4 – App Layouts and CSS Media Queries

Hello, In this article we will cover different layouts of Windows Store App and their resolutions. We will also look into CSS Media Queries by extending the Hello World app we built in previous article. Layouts and resolution Windows 8 operating system is designed to run on different screen sizes including small screen tablets, mid sized laptops to very large desktops. Off course, each of these machines have different resolutions, so its extremely important for you to understand different app layouts [Filled, Snapped, Portrait, Landscape] and resolutions that your app needs to support. As mentioned in  Windows 8 app certification…

Windows Store App Development Series : Part 3 – Hello World App

Hello, In this article, we will create our first Windows Store App. To begin with we will create a very simple Hello World App using JavaScript Blank App template. And then we will look into different options that Visual Studio 2012 provides to debug and run the app. Assuming that the software required to build Windows Store App is installed on your machine, if not please refer to Windows Store App Development Environment section in first article of this series. So without anymore delay lets code! Hello World App As I explained in the second article in this series, Visual…

Windows Store App Development Series : Part 2 – Visual Studio 2012 Templates

Hello, In the first article of this series, we have covered the basics of Windows 8 platform, Windows Store App and how to obtain the developer license to start writing these apps. We have also seen that Windows Store App can be implemented using different technology options like C# or Visual Basic with XAML, C++ with XAML or JavaScript with HTML. Each of these options provides different project templates like Blank App, Grid App, Split App, Fixed Layout App and a Navigation App. The Blank App, Grid App and Split App project templates are common across all available technology options….

Windows Store App Development Series : Part 1 – Introduction

Hello, Welcome to Windows Store App Development series. In the first article of the series, I will explain Windows 8 Platform Windows Store App Windows Store App Development Environment Windows Store App Developer License Windows 8 Platform Microsoft recently announced Windows 8 operating system, which is a common operating system for traditional desktops, laptops, tablets and home theater PCs. The new operating system platform provides Microsoft technology developers an opportunity to develop, host and sell Windows Store apps. This platform is significantly different than earlier versions of Windows operating systems. To highlight a few – Windows 8 introduces a new…

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