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  • Fun is... using the same code on three different platforms. XAMLFinance shows us how.

    @Jamest: Apple will need to support XAML for that to happen. I don't use Mono so don't know what became of the moonlight project, but if it is alive, in theory you could use some of the XAML to build apps for iOS.

    In any case, using Mono, you can still use your .NET code for other platforms so there is still some level of re-use. 

    What this post highlights is the almost seamless experience of building on the Windows ecosystem. Which is great.

  • Fun is... using the same code on three different platforms. XAMLFinance shows us how.

    This is just so cool. I like the way that I didn't have to learn anything new for developing for windows phone. Same language, same environment, same xaml (pretty much), and I can take my apps desktop experience to another device. I'm completing my first win phone app and love the way I can just re-use code and mark-up between the desktop version of the app. 

  • Check It Out: Mouse Without Borders

    Blushing Oh so sweet

  • Behind the Windows 8 Metro UI

    Finally found this interview. And the answer to my left handed question is very good. At the time of my asking I hadn't seen that you could swipe from the left to bring in previous windows. So all in all. Windows 8 is a big Win.

    Love the Metro UI since first seeing it on Windows Phone 7. The only problem I have with Windows 8 is that for a whole week I didn't get to think of WP7. Now I constantly think of both, and scenarios to get apps that work together utilizing both platforms.

  • Lap around the Windows Runtime

    Joining the side story about WinRT and .NET here. When .NET came out, it covered a lot things that devs had wanted in the 90s. Managed memory, a common type system etc. Anyone from the VB6 and VC++ days would remember that these types didn't talk nice, String in VB, and you don't know what kind of string to use in C++, CString, char*, CHAR* BString etc. 

    So many of these things were addressed and a new language came on board. Building web apps wasn't a totally alien experience anymore, objects written in one .NET language could be accessed from another with ease.

    .NET however left gaps and I remember reading many suggestions, debates etc. (probably participated in one myself) about all the stuff on platform invoke etc. A common suggestion was that instead of having all this pInvoke stuff, an Object Oriented API would be a welcome addition because you still cannot easily figure out what kind of type to pass when the API wants a pointer. 

    So this is pretty much what WinRT is. It covers the gaps that were left by .NET and means that we don't have to write as many, if any, pInvoke statements. That's what I think anyway.

  • Your devices + OData + Windows Azure == happiness

    Downloading the video now. Looking forward to this. If there are two things that I'm crazy about these days (for months really), that would be WP7 and oData. To squeeze in a 3rd, Windows 8 is really cool.

  • Jensen Harris Walks Us Through the Windows 8 UI

    ,LarryLarsen wrote

    @Fabulous_Fadz: I just used your question about left handed users on Channel 9 Live. If you missed it live, keep an eye out for my interview with Sam Moreau on WinUI. It should be up in a day here.

    Thanks,

    Larry

    Looked for the video but cannot find it. Could you provide a link to it?

  • Keynote #1

    Aha, finally found the Keynote video. Need to watch the whole thing and couldn't watch it on the build site. 

    Loved Windows Phone and am blown away by what they did with Windows 8. thumbs up

  • Jensen Harris Walks Us Through the Windows 8 UI

    @LarryLarsen: Thanks. Wasn't watching live, but will be sure to watch the video when it shows up.

  • Jensen Harris Walks Us Through the Windows 8 UI

    My installation is almost complete, and I just thought of something when looking at the video again. For things like the charms, will they appear on the reverse side for left-handed people when they change a setting to say I am left handed. Much like mouse buttons reverse. Not that I'm left handed but I just thought it might be a good idea to have the metro theme optimised for lefties as well.