App Studio Part 2 - Data, Graphics, REST Services, Updates

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Join MVP Russ Fustino and all of the Fustino Brothers in this webcast for the Mobile App Dev Tampa (MAD Tampa) as they present to you this hot off the metal session on a deep dive into Microsoft Windows App Studio. FBI-Apps covered the new enhancements that the June 2016 release brings to building Universal Windows apps that run on the Phone and Tablet/Desktop. They focused on their recent experience in building the Ani DiFranco LivingMuseum app with data collections, graphic requirements and team testing.

Questions addressed:

  • When importing a CSV for my data in a collection, how do I upload it without getting numerous errors?
  • Is there an Excel macro/Add-in I can use to help this process, so I have the ability to keep commas in the field data, use semi colons as a delimiter and double quotes around all of the field data items?
  • What is the maximum number of items in a collection? Is there a work around?
  • How do I assign actions on a detail page of a collection item?
  • How do I take advantage of Hero images on each page and what sizes are needed? Where do I load the background of the app?
  • Where do I set the splash screen vs the logos for the app?
  • What are the size limitations?
  • Is there an easy way to install the app for reviewers and team members?

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      Ramin

      Great video. Can you please provide the vb macro for the csv?
      Also I missed the part about: "What is the maximum number of items in a collection? Is there a work around?"

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      russtoolshed

      Glad you liked the video @Ramin. Here is the code for the CSV import/export... http://russtoolshed.net/blog/?p=399

      Max number of items in a collection is still 40. Work around for us was to create another section in the app with another 40 items, and then manually merge in the json data file in the downloaded code (custom code). Note, there is not limit now on the YouTube Video Playlist items. Yeah!

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