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Windows 8 – Icons

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Everyone who start developing for Windows 8 most heard about the AppBar control, the AppBar control is a navigation bar allowing the developer to add commands for his application.
When you define a command for AppBar you can set a Icon for it and there is already a lot of icons available for you out of the box in any Metro app. To use those built it icons in C# and JavaScript you just need to set the font-family to - Segoe UI Symbol and write down
the hexadecimal value of the icon. Because the Icons are coming from Font they are Vectorial, this means you don’t have to add images to your project and you can modify the icon color by just changing the text color to any color you want. Download Demo Solution – The solution contains both JavaScript and C# project. C# For C# there isn’t a built in Enum like in JavaScript but you can use the following code to run over all available Icons:
public SampleDataSource() ...(Read whole news on source site)

A single list of Microsoft April Security downloads by product

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Following the publishing of my Microsoft April 2012 Security Bulletin posted post this morning, it didn’t take too long until I received the following inquiry: “Do you have a single list of the actual downloads for the security updates by product?” Well, I didn’t at the time but thought I’d put one together for you to see if it helps out. Let me know if you find this type of listing valuable: For Microsoft .NET Framework: Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista,

Microsoft April 2012 Security Bulletin posted

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This week, Microsoft posted the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2012, which includes updates for products such as Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, .Net Framework, SQL Server, Forefront, and Microsoft Developer Tools. This summary includes the following Bulletin IDs: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-023
- Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer – KB2675157 Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-024 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows – KB2653956 Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-025 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft .NET Framework – KB2671605 Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-026 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway – KB2663860 Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-027 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, SQL Server, Server software, and Developer Tools – KB2664258 Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-028 - Vulnerability in...(Read whole news on source site)

Preemptive Analytics in Visual Studio and TFS 11

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Over the past couple of years there’s been a growing connection between development and operations.  The “old” world where development teams throw applications over the wall at ops is disappearing the same way the world where developers threw applications over the wall at test did.  Whether you’re talking about continuous deployment, DevOps or “Build, Measure, Learn”, these are all catchy phrases that are various aspects of getting the development team connected more closely with the customer and with the application in production. I’ve had the privilege of living this life for the past couple of years as we’ve been
bringing the Team Foundation Service to life.  It’s really challenged me to think about the world in a different way.  Over the next couple of months, I’m going to try to write a series of posts that shares some of the things I’ve been learning along the way.  One of those things, though, is that you have to have very good visibility into production.  Without it you will have a low quality, expensive, undesirable service.  With it you can solve problems before your customers even realize they exist, prioritize work based on what people actually use, test changes to see...(Read whole news on source site)

@home with Windows Azure Webcast: Async Patterns For The Cloud

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Tomorrow (Thursday, 4/12/2012) at noon ET (9am PT) we have our fifth screencast in the @home series: Async Patterns In The Cloud! During the first week of March 2012, my teammates Brian Hitney, Jim O’Neil, and I announced the re-launch of the @home with Windows Azure project. On March 15, we hosted a kick-off webcast providing an overview of the project. This is the fifth in a series of five where we are diving into various aspects of Windows Azure.  In this fifth webcast, we’ll explore various patterns for how you can
build a scalable application in Windows Azure.  From the abstract page: In our fourth webcast about Windows Azure, we look more deeply at scalability in Windows Azure and how to use queues to effectively scale applications both up and out. We also take a look at the Windows Azure Auto-Scaling Application Block (WASABi) to help with autoscaling and using performance counters to monitor applications. WATCH THE WEBCAST at 12:00pm EDT 4/12/2012 If you can’t make this one, be sure to check out the recordings of this one, and the...(Read whole news on source site)

NancyFx combined with WebSocket server in one executable

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For a project here at OrionSoftware we needed a test application that displays realtime results to a webpage. Nice moment to digg a bit deeper in the WebSockets protocol. It only works on certain browsers so you can’t demo on all browsers. At least chrome works, so that is the browser I use during this [...] Share on Facebook Retweet this

Building Global Windows 8 Metro XAML Apps Part 3

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source: In Part 1 we explored localizing strings, and in Part 2 explored localizing images, styles and custom layouts. In this post we will dig deeper into PRI files. All resource metadata is compiled into binary PRI files using a tool called makepri.exe. PRI files store all string resources and files metadata to a tree structure that can be navigated using Windows.ApplicationModel.Resources.Core.ResourceManager. This is unmanaged WinRT class different from the managed System.Resources.ResourceManager. It is not recommended to use the managed ResourceManager unless you are building a portable class library
that is not targeting WinRT only. Dumping PRI Files You can use makepri.exe tool to dump the PRI binary into XML following these steps
- Open “Developer Command Prompt”
- Navigate to the bin directory.
- You should see a resources.pri file .....Read more ...(Read whole news on source site)