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  • OK WPF is just really different from WinForms, and is the Bestest in the World. But also really Slow.

    , RealBboy360 wrote

    If you're doing major development with WPF, I'd use a 3rd party for your treeview like Telerik or infragistics or something.  Telerik works decent with WPF.

    Was about to say the same thing, get yourself a Telerik subscription, makes life so much easier.

  • Windows 8.1 Upgrade

    I have to say, nice job on the UI for the Windows RT upgrade, clicked upgrade from the store and I been faced with a white screen with a green spinner in the centre for the last 30 minutes.  No other information, nothing.  I only know it's doing something because I can see its downloading via Task Manager!!  Utter rubbish, would it really have been to much for a little bit of information on what the f*** is going on!>!///?!??


  • Windows 8.1 Upgrade

    @RealBboy360: We have a massive Silverlight app and it works a treat in 2013, in fact the improvements to the XAML editor are worth the price of admission alone. 

    Only thing I've had issues with so far is WiX in 2013 but the projects roundtrip back to 2012 with no issues so we build the installers there.

  • xbox one and ​multi-​tasking.

    @magicalclick: It's probably best to think of the XboxOne as two completely independent machines, one running the xbox dashboard and the other a dedicated environment for the currently running game.  On top of that is some magic to glue it all together.  The important thing is that a Hyper-V like system fully isolates the resources even though it's the same physical hardware, ensuring that one half never effects the other.

    So there is a chance that in split screen a game might run a little bit faster as the compositor has signalled to the game that it's only rending to 960x1080 rather 1920x1080, but the speed of the games render will not be effected even if the app side is maxing out it's share of the GPU/CPU resources.

    This is all speculation based on rumour of course, guess we'll know for sure on the 22nd.

  • Secure Office Instant Messenger

    @jinx101:  Lync via Office365, no management other than adding user accounts

  • "Map as drive" broken in Windows 8.1? [RESOLVED]

    Same for me under 8.1, never used it under 8.

  • almost there! iconia - 10" tab with win8 - 399:

    @Ian2: Every review I've heard about that device been shocking, especially the screen on it.

  • Screen capture api

    Hi all, I was just watching this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huj5bD-x-2c and was wondering how you'd go about sampling the screen to get the colours.  The guy says his app runs about 3% CPU at 75Hz, so I assume that it's not just a straight screen grab.  Is there a way to hook into the DWM (or something) and sample small regions of the screen that would still work with hardware accelerated GPU rendered content?

  • Visio Windows 8 Store App released

    @cheong: Got a reply from the windows store people after reporting the app


    Thank you for response and concerns in regards to the integrity of the Windows Store.  being a democracy we must allow absent censor/discrimination alot of apps into the market.  There is a app developer agreement and certfication requirement criteria that each app has to met. 

    Upon release to the store there are random app reviews, consideration of the impact of value, consideration of the reviews/ratings apps may receive from consumers or even valid violation that can later present the opportunity for us to act. 

    Please note we don't take our responsibilities or offereings lightly.  The Windows Store is the venue that is in place to allow app developer to share, develop, and sale apps to a large market.  But reassured that we do take the measure to protect our business, reputation, and our consumers. 

    You concerns have been shared and any and all necessary actions if required will be taken.


    I also note that the apps have now either been removed or had their descriptions changed to say explicitly that they are how to videos.

  • Visio Windows 8 Store App released

    The Visio one in the UK store is 'Microsoft Office Visio® Pro 2013' and is listed in the 'Tools' category.

    , cheong wrote

    Now I see... These Apps put themselves in "Music & Video" category, so they pose themselves as tutorial of various MS Office applications. I think that's why Microsoft allow these Apps there.

    And if you look at the details, it just said "MS Outlook 2013...." not "MS Outlook 2013 Pro ...." so maybe it's misleading, but nothing is technically wrong there too.

    Maybe Microsoft should setup guildline that if it's an e-book, it should state it clear in the description.