@DavidDilley: Yeah, poor fashion choice on that video. Solid colors only from now on.
@Santosh: "The smaller the niche, the bigger the market." A rich man (actually, the richest man I know) told me that and I've lived by it for the last dozen years. I see great opportunity where there are millions of users but only thousands of developers. Just try getting your app noticed in the sea of crap filling the other platform's app stores. So as far as I'm concerned, yes.
Can you point me to the exact step (above, in the text) where it is missing? I can make a change. Thanks! But just FYI ... in the future, no matter where in .NET examples you see this ... you type in a class name you want to use but it acts like it doesn't recognize it ... this is what professionals do: they use the shortcut the Ctrl + . (period) to show the quick-tasks menu under the class name. It will show the option to add the appropriate using statements. I do this dozens of time each day and you should too. Good luck!
@DavidDilley: Thanks Dilley, glad you enjoyed the lessons and took a moment to tell me so.
Just want to make something clear ... I love Microsoft, and I love the folks at Microsoft -- specifically Dan, Clint and the rest of the folks at Channel9 who have been my biggest supporters, and they have treated me and my family really *really* well through the years. They've gotten me in front of a lot of people who otherwise wouldn't know who I am and what I do and without them the past 11 years would have been a struggle for a shoe-string startup trying to finance the whole operation on a credit card. So, whatever I may have insinuated I want to be clear that I'm happy with our arrangement. The struggle part is inherent in just being small / one man operation with no angel investment. Had I been a clever business person, I would have tried to blow out this whole idea on a large scale years ago before everyone else jumped in and gotten millions in capital to hire other authors for www.LearnVisualStudio.net. But that's not who I am and what I love to do ... I want to teach and keep my hands in technology, not edit other people's videos.
Warm regards and best wishes!!!
@isyedakhtar: In that case, assuming you want to support one and only one language you would merely hardcode all strings / etc. to that single language.
Assuming you wanted to support MULTIPLE languages allowing the end user to select the region / language, you could offer some Settings screen, then programmatically set the culture for the current thread using a combination of the CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture method and the CultureInfo.DefaultThreadCurrentCulture Property ... for a quick example, see this page:
@Shaikh Ejaz: Possibly, but I can't recommend it. You could try creating a Virtual Machine and running Windows 8 inside of that provided it meets all the other criteria. However, again, can't recommend it. Try at your own risk.
@Danny: Yes, so if you look at the default template for a Windows Phone 8 project, it pushes you to a certain style of data access. There's a "design time" approach and a "run time" approach. Again, by default, the "design time" utilizes a file filled with data SO THAT the designer in Visual Studio can display fake data. Fake data is helpful so that you can see the aesthetic design of the form you're building. However, at "run time" the REAL data is provided by a set of hard coded instances of collections of classes.
My challenge (think: homework ... something to help you flex your programming muscle) was this ... instead of using two different techniques for data access -- one for design time and one for run time -- change the run time approach to utilize the file of data we already are using for design time.
Does that clarification make more sense?
@Wilfre: Not sure ... would need to parse through the code for a while and see if anything jumped out at me. Here's the first thing I would do ... grab the source code from http://aka.ms/absbeginnerdevwp8 and compare what you did with what Clint / I did. Perhaps even back up and re-trace your steps through the video (assuming you can Ctrl+Z or you saved off a previous copy). Maybe something will jump out at @Clint based on the behavior you're experiencing.
@rfreytag: I don't know the answer, but here's where I would start if I were in your shoes ... First, how much physical memory do you have in the machine? Second, pop open Task Manager (right-click on the Windows Task bar and select Task Manager). Go to the Performance tab. How much of your memory is utilized:
a) When in Visual Studio in Design time
b) When you F5 Run Debug the WVGA 512K
c) When you F5 Run Debug everything else
Perhaps the message isn't intended to be understood that Hyper-V is capped out ... maybe it's the other way around ... maybe Hyper-V *wants* to give more to the VMs, but your physical memory is capped out. So, are you running out of memory? You might look at other processes that are hogging memory while you're attempting to do this?