Porting a FLASH application to a Windows 8 Store app using HTML and Javascript

4 years ago

This blog post is from a series of articles that I authored for the Intel Developer Zone. Please visit the original article link for more information: http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/memory-game-sample-app Downloads Porting a FLASH application to a Windows* 8 Store app using HTML and Javascript [PDF 704KB] FLASH HTML Package Release [ZIP 3.7MB] Memory Game Sample App This project demonstrates how to convert an existing Adobe Flash* game in to a Windows* Store app using the tools available in WinJS, HTML5, CSS3, and traditional JavaScript*. We chose the scenario of a memory card game to show

Sidney Andrews

Dude, Where’s My Content-Length?

4 years ago

You probably have heard me preach the gospel of Portable Class Libraries sometime within the last year. I have been doing MVVM development for a long time and PCLs give me the flexibility to put my VMs and Models/Data in a shared library so I can maximize my code re-use. I was officially converted when I was building a Windows Store application for sCoolTV. They wanted an application to run on the Windows 8 platform to play their instructional videos. After finishing the application, I got a request to build a Windows Phone 7.5 version of the same

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Dynamic CSS Grids in Windows Store HTML Apps

4 years ago

I have been working with Bootstrap a lot lately and realized that I really like the flexible grid system. I can easily use the 12-columns to make a 2-column or 3-column layout on my webpage that is flexible and responsive. Sure, this is simple to do with traditional CSS, but I like the abstraction and the flexibility to change my mind later and not have to modify my CSS definitions. HTML should really be used for markup and hierarchical layouts. Hand-writen CSS should be isolated to just your design I've always felt dirty when I hand wrote CSS styling for

Sidney Andrews

Richmond .NET User Group

4 years ago

On July 11, I spoke at Richmond .NET User Group on the topic of PRISM and Windows 8. During the talk I showed off an application that used many of PRISM's features and also used a PCL to share a very simple "model" layer between two different Windows 8 applications. The first application is called Restaurant.Orders. It simulates an order screen that would be used in a restaurant's kitchen. The second application is called Restaurant.Waiter. This one simulates a tablet that the waiter would use to select a table and place an order. It uses Azure Mobile Services

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