Incorporate the free database library with these easy, step-by-step directions.
Do you hate the 259-character filename limit in some Windows file systems? So does Kenny. Here's a way to eliminate it and free your application and users from the restriction.
A look at the improvements and new features of the updated collection of background APIs.
Windows Phone tooling is more advanced than that for Windows 8. But savvy developers can use that to their advantage when building Windows Store apps.
Don't re-invent the wheel when building your Windows 8 apps. Instead, save coding time by using (and customizing) the Search contract to add this critical piece of functionality.
Learn how to add spell checking to your applications.
In-App purchasing helps you make money after the initial sale. Learn how to use the new API to set it up.
One key change that will smooth your transition from ASP.NET to Windows 8 is to think like a designer from the outset.
A new feature of Windows Store apps, utilizing background tasks will not only help circumvent some challenges from the Windows Store app lifecycle, but they can keep your app responsive to what's going on with the user's device.
Eric Vogel covers how to capture video in a Windows Store app by using the MediaCapture API.
Eric Vogel demonstrates how to use the Windows Runtime MediaCapture API to record audio.
Learn how to play multimedia files with the Windows Runtime media API.
No database for your Windows Store app? No problem -- SQLite to the rescue!
Although Windows 8 and Windows Phone share the same core, building an app for both isn't as easy as you might think.
Eric Vogel covers how to use the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to extend a Windows Store application.
How to use the new Windows Phone 8 SDK to build applications across both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8.
Data binding is central to Windows Phone Development. Here's a refresher for old pros, and an introduction for newbies.
Set up and use create a simple Windows Phone program that connects to Azure Mobile Services.
In Part 2 of this three-part series on dataflow programming with the Task Parallel Library, Eric Vogel shows you how to create a Windows 8 application that uses a composite parallel data flow.