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Changes in Visual Studio 2012

Introduction Nowadays, we see that software development process is shifting from enterprise-driven process to consumer-focused approach, in which applications are fully based on the taste of consumer market and the devices they want to use. And the speed at which these devices and platform are emerging, it is becoming more and more challenging for developers. Earlier applications were used to run on a server or a desktop but today many more devices like smartphones, tablets are becoming ubiquitous. So, in this case developer must either create applications that work on multiple platforms or make applications tailored to each platform with similar logic and the most important thing is, there should be a connected experience that allow user to seamlessly move among all these devices and platforms. But as long as Microsoft is with developers, developers need not worry. Agree ???  Visual Studio 2012   Launch of  Visual Studio 2012  solved a lot of problems. Now instead of the de

Windows App Splash Screen - Beginners Tutorial

I ntroduction Continuing to my previous article title, here we will see about splash screens, how to set the splash screen image and how to change the background color.  Splash Screen Every Windows Store app must have splash screen. Splash screen consists of image and a background color. Whenever the user will launch application, splash screen will be the first to come up. Now you might be thinking, what is the purpose of splash screen??? We all know that, whenever any application is launched, lot many things happened at backend before our application is fully launched. So, splash screen provides a way to hide all those background details from the user. This splash screen is launched, when application is initialized and as soon as our application is ready for interaction, this splash screen goes off. Isn't it a nice thing ? Now question is can we customize this splash screen ? Then my answer will be Yes. You can customize image as well as background color. Enough of th

Creating Windows Store app - Beginners tutorial

I ntroduction In this tutorial we will be creating a very basic Windows Store App using XAML and C#. As this is the very first tutorial of this series, I'll be focusing mainly on project setup and basic workflows and later on, in other upcoming series, I'll be picking up more advance concepts. So, before moving forward, let's talk about the environment setup to execute our app. Pre-requisite In order to complete Windows 8 metro style app, our machine need following things: You need Windows 8 with Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 You need developer license  Creating a project Launch Visual Studio 2012. Select File >> New Project. The New Project dialog window appears and from the left pane you can select template of your choice In the left panel, you can select 'Windows Store' template. Once selected, center pane will show you the list of available items for the selected template. Here we are using  Blank App

The URL you requested has been blocked as per DOT guidelines

Today while doing internet surfing, I found that few sites are giving error message as:  and the solution to this error is: Go to this  URL and download Tor Browser Bundle  Extract the downloaded folder on your machine Run start Tor for browser And you are done. Now access the internet and your issue is resolved.  Hope it helps :)