Author Archives: Jani Nevalainen

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

Creating 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

I 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

There 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

Using the cameras of Windows Phone 8.1 live viewfinder in Universal apps can be a bit of a challenge. The behavior is different with front and main cameras and most likely you end up with upside down image on your … Continue reading

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Format your date in Universal app according to user preferences

With 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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