One of my favorite code sample sources has gone Metro (with obvious homage to the Zune software). This a a framework, code sample source, etc that I've highlighted before, but this new browser is such a jump from the previous version that I felt it a good time to remind everyone about this simply awesome repository of cool code samples.
Today, we reached a new milestone of Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework. It gives me great pleasure to announce our newest Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework Sample Browser - v4 available to the globe. With this release, we embrace the hope of giving global developers a completely new and amazing experience to enjoy over 700 Microsoft code samples.
Compared with the previous version, this new version of Sample Browser is completely redesigned from tip to toe. We heard lots of users’ voices about how we can do better. So in Sample Browser v4, its user interface, sample search and download experience have numerous changes. I hope that you will love our effort here.
If you have already installed our last version of Sample Browser, you simply need to restart the application. You will get the auto-update.
Okay, 700+ code samples is cool. Very cool. But what if what you're looking for isn't covered?
Well they've got you covered...
Now I can hear you all already, "Wow, cool... Where's the source for this new sample browser?" (I know your thinking that because that was one of the first things I looked for too... lol)
The source for the new sample browser is not available. Yet. I can say that it is in the process of getting released, that its working its way through the channels, etc. etc.
While we wait for that, what else is coming?
What if I were to say that the sample set size was going to jump from 700 to thousands? Or that it was going become a repository to hold your personal/private samples? That's just the start of what's planned...
What’re Coming Soon?
We never stop improving the Sample Browser! Here are the features that are coming soon this year.
- Visual Studio Integration
We will upgrade the old version of Sample Browser Visual Studio extension to the new, so you can enjoy the same experience from within Visual Studio!
- Expanding to all MSDN Samples Gallery samples
Today, the Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework Sample Browser searches for only Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework code samples. We will start to expand the scope to all samples in MSDN Samples Gallery.
- Add the "social" feature in the details panel to allow you to see the discussion of a sample in the social network
- Add the "FAVORITES" feature to allow you to tag certain samples as your favorites.
- Add the "MINE" to allow you to add your PRIVATE samples to Sample Browser.
- Add the offline search function – index the downloaded samples and allow you to search samples offline.
- Integrate the MSDN Samples Gallery Sample Request Forum with the Sample Browser
In the end, if you're looking for a code sample for just about anything Microsoft, this should be one of the first places you check...
Here’s a few more links you might find interesting:
- All-In-One Code Framework, your one stop shop for Windows code samples, examples and guidelines
- Visual Studio Toolbox: All-In-One Code Framework
- TWC9: C9 goes global, Fast App Switching, Geo AR Toolkit, MEF 2.0