Windows 8

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Enable Snap feature in Windows 8

Snap feature allows you to run two Metro apps side-by-side or share the classic desktop with a Metro App (see below) In order to have this feature on machines with resolution lower than 1366x768 (my Iconia W500 has 1024x800) you must add an entry into registry: Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell Create a new Key named AppPositioner Add into new key a DWORD value named AlwaysEnableLSSnapping with value 1. Then restart your PC and drag a Metro application from left side of the desktop. ;-)...

posted @ Sunday, October 2, 2011 7:45 PM | Feedback (3)

Debug your Metro apps remotely

I just bought a new Acer Iconia Tab W500 machine to use it for Metro applications development (found a really good deal on EBay :-) ), and immediately installed Windows 8 Developer Preview on it, everything works fine, machine is very responsive and touch experience makes Windows8 lovely than ever. The only thing not working is tablet rotation since still haven’t found a suitable x64 driver for internal Bosch G-Sensor (suggestions are warm welcomed!) Next step is: How do I test my touch enabled applications?, well I have Visual Studio 2011 installed on Windows 8 but machine isn’t powerful...

posted @ Monday, September 26, 2011 11:15 AM | Feedback (2)

In case you Windows 8 installation on VHD fails…

…you’re not alone! :-) I’ve successfully used Scott Hanselman’s method to install Windows 8 on a VHD and everything went quick and smooth, I can’t cold boot in 8 seconds but it’s probably due to the fact that the machine is quite older (but is perfect for fundamental developer tools like TweetDeck or Messenger) but today when I was sure that doing the same on my DELL Precision M4500 would be a kid game I didn’t notice that Murphy was sitting behind me and so a nasty problem raised: After file copy, at reboot, no boot option screen appeared...

posted @ Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:13 PM | Feedback (0)

Windows 8 to be a HTML5 only story?

I think that no developer on earth today is not aware that yesterday Steven Sinofsky introduced a sneak peek of Windows 8 new user interface, in case you’re one of those, here’s some references: http://youtu.be/p92QfWOw88I http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/01/live-from-microsofts-windows-8-preview-event-at-computex-2011/ http://allthingsd.com/20110601/microsofts-windows-8-demo-from-d9-video/ After seeing this, as Silverlight developer you might think? hey man? so the future will be dominated by JavaScript and HTML5? Based on what was said it might sound true but, does anyone mentioned “Silverlight won’t run on Windows 8”? I have no more info than you on this but, after many...

posted @ Thursday, June 2, 2011 7:14 PM | Feedback (3)