Well, attached properties, just like normal properties are an object of Dependency Property, but with a very special point embedded into it. Even though the attached properties can only be added to a class which inherits from DependencyObject and also the property where it is attached to should also be a dependency property itself, an Attached property in… Read More »
The most important thing that you need to consider for Metro style application is its manifest file. After you create a new project from Metro application you will find a file with appmanifest extension. This file represents an xml based manifest file which holds all metadata information about the application.
Application bar is one of the interesting feature for any Metro style applications. Application bar allows you to define standard set of options that your application needs to use at certain context. Metro style applications are generally very clean and does not have any visual portion sharing between toolbars or application options. The app bar is the options… Read More »
Amongst several features of Windows 8, Charms is one of the interesting feature that allows the user to interact with the device. As I have already told you, Metro style applications take up the whole screen, the thing that you can see for every app is Charms. Charms are context sensitive and can be modified based on Declarations… Read More »
As technology progresses, we, being on the eco-system of Microsoft is continuously getting more and more updates in terms of technology, both in pipeline of actual technology update as well as User interface improvements. User Interface plays a key role for any application. Even though how good your application performs, if the application UI is not good, it… Read More »
WinRT application model is completely different than the existing application models. The Metro style applications are meant to work differently with least user intervention on the apps. So the user for the Metro application does not need to close the application ever. The operating system takes care of memory constraint and suspend the application or even terminate the… Read More »
Live Tiles are not new from Microsoft. We already have Live Tiles introduced in Windows Mobile 7 interfaces. Live tiles in Metro applications work more or less similar to what has been there in WP7. When you open Windows 8 Tablet, you will see a number of Tiles that hold up the entire screen, which are multi touch… Read More »