Building Windows Store Applications - Kevin Ford

Windows Store Applications are new applications written using VS 2012 to work with the Intel and ARM versions of Windows 8 such as the Surface. This presentation will look into concrete code examples of writing these applications in C# including application lifecycle management (debugging the suspend request), new features to asynchronous programming, accessing hardware components through WinRT including files and the camera, setting up application permissions and connecting to external services (that data has to be stored somewhere).

Kevin Ford is a practice lead in the application Development space at Magenic Technologies, Inc. and has been in consulting and application development for nearly 20 years. During that time he worked with FoxPro, VB, COM, .NET, and C#. He has quite a lot of experience with CSLA, having been involved in its inception in the mid-1990’s. When not developing business systems for clients or looking at new technologies he restores old air cooled cars and runs a B&B in Connecticut.



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  • Shannon R.

    A great intro to building Windows store apps!

    January 4, 2013

  • E B

    Mr. Ford bravely demo'd his app, live. I learned a few new things.

    January 3, 2013

  • Laura

    What's the Agenda for tonight's meeting?

    January 3, 2013

  • Lance

    Hi Andy, I will be bringing some Nokia swag and invite codes for for the devs who are interested. I'll also explain after the event on how to get free phones and unlimited access to testing hardware for free.

    1 · December 19, 2012

    • Andy N.

      Great Lance. I usually do a break for announcments like yours. We're also getting pizza so it'll be a little longer than usual. Somewhere in the range of 7:15 to 7:30.

      December 19, 2012

  • Shannon R.

    How do I sign up for this excellent event?

    November 19, 2012

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