Category Archives: Windows Phone 8.1

How to make a Windows Store game with C# and XAML, part 3

ShareMoving the ship When we’re doing a universal app, we have to take in account that there are several possible ways for users to control the game. Phones and tablets have touch screens, but on desktop still most of us … Continue reading

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How to make a Windows Store game with C# and XAML, part 2

ShareCreating the game field and player On previous parts we set up the project and created a nice start screen. But game needs more than just the start screen. On this post we’ll create a game screen, enable navigation to … Continue reading

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How to make a Windows Store game with C# and XAML, part 1

ShareI believe that games are still one of the most fun ways to get to know a new programming language. As there’s currently shortage of beginner level game programming tutorials for Universal Apps, I thought I’d share you how I … Continue reading

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Taking high res photos with Windows Phone 8.1

ShareThere was previously no access to high res resolutions on the camera, but you had to know which model supports which high resolution. Now with the universal apps, you can actually get the all supported resolutions from the camera easily, … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 8.1 camera orientation

ShareUpdate: The code was missing global bool variable to check if we’re using the front camera, added to code Using the cameras of Windows Phone 8.1 live viewfinder in Universal apps can be a bit of a challenge. The behavior … Continue reading

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Format your date in Universal app according to user preferences

ShareWith the new Universal app model, many things have changed, and there’s very little documentation available to find out how you need to address certain things in the new app model. One of those things is formatting your date according … Continue reading

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How to call your app

ShareWith yesterdays announcements at BUILD, there were some new terms introduced along with the new app models. I thought they were a bit mouthful, so I decided to draw this small chart to help you easily figure out what is … Continue reading

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