Windows 8 Contracts and Settings

Our monthly hands-on lab series continues on Tuesday nights at Microsoft. The next session will be held at the Microsoft Mid-Atlantic Office in Malvern, PA on January 8 from 5:30-8:00. Refreshments are provided courtesy of philly.NET. Detailed directions are on the Microsoft web site.

Service Contracts and Settings Pages

5:30 pm

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.

Windows 8 includes a consistent method for sharing and searching in the system. You can add the ability to Share and Search to your own apps through the use of Contracts. In this hands on lab Ryan will show how to add a Sharing contract to your app and Rob will show how to add a Search contract. We will continue to use the grid application that retrieves data from the Philly.NET website. The source can be found at


  1. I was bummed about the date as well. I signed up when it was listed as 1/9, so that is when Eventbrite put it into my calendar, and I didn’t notice that it moved. I went last night. Wasn’t a total loss, there was a SQL Server meeting that was interesting, but I was looking forward to this one.

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