Windows 8 App Live Tiles

Our monthly hands-on lab series continues on Wednesday nights at Microsoft. The next session will be held at the Microsoft Mid-Atlantic Office in Malvern, PA on December 5 from 6:00-8:00. Refreshments are provided courtesy of philly.NET. Detailed directions are on the Microsoft web site.


Live Tiles and Notifications with Windows 8 Applications

6:00 pm
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Bill Wolff, Agility SystemsRobKeiser

You must bring a laptop. Don’t forget that power supply. We recommend more than 1 Gb of RAM and at least 10 Gb of free disk space. External USB or Firewire drives really help. We will help you get organized and install the right software for continued virtual fun! We have wireless Internet access. If not, make sure that all required software is on your machine when you arrive.

Windows 8 makes it easy for you to build exciting apps that let your customers focus on their important tasks.  You write Windows UI style apps using familiar technologies like HTML5, JavaScript, and Cascading Style Sheets, Level 3 (CSS3), or XAML, with C++, C#, or Microsoft Visual Basic code-behind. This way you can rapidly prototype, refine, and sell your apps.

Just like Windows Phone, Windows 8 includes live tiles. Live tiles can be used to expose information from your app and allow for a glance and go experience. In this hands on lab we will be exploring how to create and add live tiles to your windows 8 Store apps.


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