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Handling orientation changes and setting preferred orientation in Metro style apps

I have recently been working on a very simple version of the game “Simon” in C# and...

Author: gclassy Date: 10/14/2011

Quick tip: Toggling the device simulator in Visual Studio on the Windows developer preview

Yesterday I was struggling to figure out how to turn on / turn off the device simulator in the...

Author: gclassy Date: 10/14/2011

Learning Windows Development with Quickstarts and How to’s

In coordination with the Windows developer preview release for the Build conference, we quietly have...

Author: gclassy Date: 10/04/2011

Viewing the Windows Developer Preview documentation offline

Viewing the Windows Developer Preview documentation offline As many of you have pointed out, the...

Author: gclassy Date: 09/28/2011

We talked previously about the new look and feel, content integration, and controls for the Windows...

Author: gclassy Date: 09/21/2011

Windows Dev Center Updates for 09.16.2011: BUILD and Windows 8

This week, we launched the Windows Developer Preview at the BUILD conference. This release shows the...

Author: gclassy Date: 09/16/2011

What's new in the Windows Dev Center part 3: New center controls

So we've talked a bit about the new look and feel as well as the library. These additions to the...

Author: gclassy Date: 09/15/2011

What's new in the Windows Dev Center part 2: MSDN Library integration

In our first What's new post, we discussed the new look and feel of the Windows Dev Center. This...

Author: gclassy Date: 09/14/2011

A few Windows developer preview keyboard shortcuts

I'm sure that a number of developers have been downloading the Windows developer preview. With the...

Author: gclassy Date: 09/13/2011

What's new in the Windows Dev Center? (Part 1)

Today, we launched the new version of the Windows Dev Center. This is a major release that includes...

Author: gclassy Date: 09/13/2011

Windows desktop developer center updates for 08.26.2011

We're currently getting ready for the upcoming content releases but we do have a few new things to...

Author: gclassy Date: 08/26/2011

[Offtopic] New PC Build

Some people spend their time and money on cars, fiending after the new models and tweaking their...

Author: gclassy Date: 08/25/2011

Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 08.19.2011

Looking backWe wrote a post summarizing updates to the Windows Desktop developer center in...

Author: gclassy Date: 08/19/2011

Looking back, a summary of key improvements to the Windows Desktop developer center in 2010-2011

It's been a little over a year since I started working on the Windows Desktop developer center and...

Author: gclassy Date: 08/18/2011

Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 08.12.2011

This week, we launched our new Facebook pages and we made a few tweaks to the forums. We're working...

Author: gclassy Date: 08/12/2011

New Windows Developers Facebook Page

We have just released our new Facebook page that fits into the larger Windows branded Facebook...

Author: gclassy Date: 08/08/2011

Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 08.05.2011

This week we have had a couple minor updates to the center and have some updates to the forums on...

Author: gclassy Date: 08/05/2011

10 Books that could Make you a Better C++ Programmer

I just recently read a post by Programming Zen on 10 recent books that will make you a better...

Author: gclassy Date: 08/03/2011

Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 07.29.2011

Use This Not This We wrote a brief post on APIs that have changed since Vista that may affect...

Author: gclassy Date: 07/29/2011

Use this not this: APIs that changed for Vista and later

The recommendations this week have come in from the support team and the following list is things...

Author: gclassy Date: 07/27/2011

Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 07.22.2011

Over the course of this week, we have been working hard on some new social developer content that...

Author: gclassy Date: 07/22/2011

Challenges Developers Face while Developing with Microsoft, or, How Microsoft expects Developers to learn.

After publishing a recent post, I got some feedback from developers that I have seen a number of...

Author: gclassy Date: 07/18/2011

Windows Developer Center Updates for 07.15.2011

This week, we made some progress on reorganizing the developer center and we had some great...

Author: gclassy Date: 07/15/2011

Reorganizing the Windows Desktop Developer Center...

We're moving right along with updates to the developer center and it seems like a good time to share...

Author: gclassy Date: 07/13/2011

Windows Developer Center Updates for 07.08.2011

This week, we have the following changes / updates on the center: We released a translation of the...

Author: gclassy Date: 07/08/2011

Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 07.01.2011

This week, we made some revisions to the power management learning path. Interest in the Build...

Author: gclassy Date: 07/01/2011

Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 06.24.2011

This week we refined and integrated the new code gallery into the developer center. We also made...

Author: gclassy Date: 06/24/2011

Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 06.17.2011

The following things happened this week: Kinect SDK released New Code Gallery created for Windows...

Author: gclassy Date: 06/17/2011

Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 06.10.2011

Not many updates this week, the following changes happened on the developer center: No ads on the...

Author: gclassy Date: 06/10/2011

Use this not this: Logging / Event Tracing

For logging, we’d like you to use Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) instead of creating your...

Author: gclassy Date: 06/08/2011

Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for the week of 06.03.2011

A couple cool things happened this week: Steven Sinofsky gave a brief preview of the next version of...

Author: gclassy Date: 06/03/2011

Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 05.20.2011 and 05.27.2011

I have been away from work a bit for this week and the last due to presenting some plans and also...

Author: gclassy Date: 05/25/2011

Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 05.13.2011

Developer Center Updates - ReorganizationEvery have a week where your calendar looks like this: I...

Author: gclassy Date: 05/13/2011

Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 05.06.2011

Last week, I mentioned that we'll be working on bringing the new learning path design to the...

Author: gclassy Date: 05/06/2011

(non-technical) Show/Hide the Ribbon UI

I have heard some complaints from friends that the Ribbon UI is too big and takes up too much...

Author: gclassy Date: 04/29/2011

Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 04.29.2011

This week, two new videos were released showcasing Windows Touch features. The first video,...

Author: gclassy Date: 04/29/2011

Windows Developer Center Roundup for 04.22.2011

Last week, I was out, apologies for losing my cadence with the roundups. Anyways, this week has been...

Author: gclassy Date: 04/22/2011

(offtopic) Starting a diet by avoiding the cafeteria

So recently, I have decided I need to get in better shape (everybody seems to do this at two points...

Author: gclassy Date: 04/20/2011

Windows Developer Center Roundup for 04.08.2011

This week, we have been working to clarify the updates to the developer center so that some of the...

Author: gclassy Date: 04/08/2011

Search Updates to the Windows Developer Center

Recently, some search updates were made to the Windows Developer center that scope searches to the...

Author: gclassy Date: 04/06/2011

Windows Developer Center Roundup for 04.01.2011

This week, Channel 9 put up all of the videos from PDC 2008-2010. We also have continued working on...

Author: gclassy Date: 03/31/2011

Using AppMakr to build a WinPhone 7 app on your lunch break...

Earlier this week, I heard that Windows Phone 7 is supported by app building site: AppMakr.Today, I...

Author: gclassy Date: 03/29/2011

Developer Center Roundup for 03.25.2011

This week, we published the Getting Started with Windows Touch in Win32/GDI screencasts, the...

Author: gclassy Date: 03/25/2011

My first Screencast Series covering Windows Touch in C++/Win32 is Live!

A few months ago, I worked on some very simple samples that demonstrate how to program Windows touch...

Author: gclassy Date: 03/23/2011

Windows Developer Center Roundup for 03.18.2011

The following updates were perfomed this week for the center: We released some updates to the...

Author: gclassy Date: 03/18/2011

Windows Touch: 7 Essential Samples for Multitouch Developers

Windows Touch is a powerful API enabling multitouch development on Windows. Surprisingly, we have...

Author: gclassy Date: 03/15/2011

Roomba + Netbook = Telepresence Video Chat Robot

I recently built a robot based on a roomba and a netbook based on the telepresence video chat robot...

Author: gclassy Date: 03/13/2011

Windows Developer Roundup for 03.11.2011

This week, we have been working hard on new accessibility training for the web and released the...

Author: gclassy Date: 03/11/2011

What developers want?

In an older blog post, Is it just me or does the redesigned Windows Developer Center Need Work?, we...

Author: gclassy Date: 03/09/2011

Windows Developer Roundup for 03.04.2011

This week, a couple new samlpes were unleashed into the wild and some updates to some sample...

Author: gclassy Date: 03/04/2011

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