If you are part of DVLUP program of Nokia, you might have noticed that, all Windows Phone 8 challenges have the same requirement “Employ Fast App Switching”. This is more likely same as “Fast App Resume”. So, what is this and how can you configure your app to support fast app resume? In this small post for WPDev, we will discuss a bit about it and the simple process to configure your WP8 apps and/or games to process “Fast App Resume”.
What is “Fast App Switching”?In Windows Phone 8, when the user navigates away from
an application, the app goes into suspended state and the state preserves in memory by the operating system. If the user returns back to the app by pressing the hardware “back” button or by using the Task Switcher, the app instance resumes immediately. The app quickly resumes to the same state it was when the user navigated away because it was preserved in memory by the operating system. This process is called Fast App Switching or FAS. Let’s assume, the user opens an app which loads the “MainPage.xaml” by default. Then the user navigates to another page named “SecondaryPage.xaml” and then...(Read whole news on source site)
Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/akraus1/archive/2013/12/14/154884.aspxWhen you try to make sense of Windows Event Tracing files (.etl) it is often helpful to add some special events into the event stream so you can closer examine near the “Here it was slow” event which helps a lot to look at the right spots. If you are lucky you can do this by routing your tracing data to ETW or you need to set some marker events by hand. The traditional was of doing this was to call xperf –m “Here it was slow” during your repro session. I have observed several times
since then that this command did no longer work on some machines. C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\bin\x64> xperf -m "hi"
xperf: error: Set Mark failed
These things did never happen on my Windows 7 machine. I thought it was some oversight in Windows 8. Interestingly if I started the tracing session with xperf all worked well again. But when I did start a tracing session with the new WPR/UI tool from the Windows 8.1 SDK this error was...(Read whole news on source site)
Today, we released a new version of the Ajax Control Toolkit that contains several important bug fixes and new features. The new release contains a new Tabs control that has been entirely rewritten in jQuery. You can download the December 2013 release of the Ajax Control Toolkit at http://Ajax.CodePlex.com. Alternatively, you can install the latest […]
In previous post I have written about creating a basic python application with visual studio. In this post we are going to learn how we can create a DJango application with Python in Visual Studio with the help of python tools for Visual Studio. What is DJango? As per wikipedia, DJango is a free open source web application framework written in python which follow ups model view controller architectural pattern.It is maintained by DJango Software Foundation an independent non profit... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/terje/archive/2013/12/14/visual-studio-amp-tfs-2013-ndash-list-of-extensions-and.aspxGo to Part 1 – List of Product Updates for information on Visual Studio and TFS 2013 updates Looking for the VS 2012 product updates and extensions ? Go to Visual Studio 2012 Product and updates (Part 1) and Visual Studio 2012 extensions (Part 2) Looking for the VS 2010 extensions ? Go to Visual Studio 2010 - List of Product Updates (Part 1) + Extensions (Part 2). Looking for links to the test adapters, go to this blog post.
Nothing here yet.This post is a list of the extensions I recommend for use with Visual Studio 2013. It’s coming up all the time – what to install, where are the download sites, last version, etc etc, and thus I thought it better to post it here and keep it updated. The basics are Visual Studio 2013 connected to a Team Foundation Server 2013, although most also works with earlier versions. Many live in a side-by-side environment with Visual Studio 2010 and 2012. The side-by-side is supported by...(Read whole news on source site)
Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/terje/archive/2013/12/14/visual-studio-and-tfs-2013-list-of-product-updates-part.aspxList of VS 2013 Extensions (Part 2) coming real soon. Looking for the VS 2012 product info and extensions? Go to Visual Studio 2012 Product and updates (Part 1) and Visual Studio 2012 extensions (Part 2) Looking for the VS 2010 extensions ? Go to Visual Studio 2010 - List of Product Updates (Part 1) + Extensions (Part 2). Looking for links to the test adapters, go to this blog post. The information contains the download links
to all versions and updates where applicable, links to information about each version, the version number for each and the release dates. I have also added prerequisites, like the SQL server version necessary. This is the major download link for all official Visual Studio products. Product Notes Version number ...(Read whole news on source site)