Highlighting PlayTo / DLNA functionality in your Windows 8 Apps

  Using the PlayTo functionality within a media application is a great way to enhance your media related app - but the methodology for the user to invoke the PlayTo feature in Windows 8 relies on a full working knowledge of the Charms bar (The user needs to select a device from the devices charm... Continue Reading →

Windows 8 – FlipView – Programatically adding Next and Previous

  So when using a flipview control there is no need for ‘next’ and ‘previous’ buttons as they are built into the UI already: But … the Windows 8 UI is new and unless you are using a mouse those buttons above will stay hidden.  So these programmatic buttons serve as clues that you can... Continue Reading →

Semantic Zoom – Dual Implementation

Semantic Zoom was initially implemented in “Live Tile Browser”  to collapse down the A-Z listing of Live Tilesto a simple alphabet (see blow) Semantic Zoom –  (a–z listing of available Live tiles) This worked fine but it did present a small problem when I decided to offer a different method for sorting the live tiles... Continue Reading →

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