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Video Request: Windows 8 Apps - Dev to Dev

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    Harlequin

    Working on a Windows 8 app here at work, on 8th day now into project, using HTML5/CSS/WinJS, I'll tell you right now there is a huge learning curve for this. Much more than I anticipated. If Microsoft made HTML5 a way to make applications to "woo" web developers, we need videos(à la Silverlight TV) about Windows 8 development ASAP.

    Or they're going to get frustrated on day one wondering what "HTML fragments" are and they'll quit. =)

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    ZippyV

    So what's the difference between a HTML5 website/weblication and a HTML5 Windows app?

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    Harlequin

    Well the basics, there is a default.html, which is essentially a master page. And the homepage.html, called a fragment loads up, and the contents get pushed into default.html. Then for me, I click and go to category.html which is also a fragment, the contents of which also get pushed into the default.html. Not too bad, but when things don't work, there's damn near zero resources for help.

    The BUILD conference has good videos...search the tag for HTML and/or Metro.

    We just need some nice videos. E.g. "How to use a ListVew", "How to add a FlexBox", "How to add a FlipView", etc.

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    Ian2

    I'm still hoping to largely avoid HTML by using WinRT but I believe the widgets/tiles (or whatever they are called) for the new Win8 UI have to be done in HTML5?

    I'm not religious about not using HTML but if I can avoid it I probably will (I know, foot, shoot etc)

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    ZippyV

    @Ian2: I think they have to be defined in XML.

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