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Microsoft’s “Metro” Style to be called “Windows 8 style UI”

devilsworkshop.org - 2012-08-03 20:29:31 - Similar - Report/Block

Microsoft over the pass year or so has pushed it’s new design philosophy as “metro-style”. The new tile based design philosophy is used extensively in Windows 8 and even the recently unveiled email service called Outlook.com All of a sudden, Microsoft has been asking developers to avoid using the word metro in their apps. It means droppin...

How to do UI Automation of Metro-Style Apps? - Finding elements with UISpy

stackoverflow.com - 2012-05-01 04:17:22 - Similar - Report/Block

I've downloaded and installed the windows 8 consumer preview, and I'd like to figure out how to use the UI Automation API's to get data from metro style applications. Background: I have a lot of automated tests which use the Microsoft UI Automation API's to interact with applications. The scripts are written in IronRuby against .NET 4 In...

Microsoft Reboots With a New Logo

devilsworkshop.org - 2012-08-23 20:07:40 - Similar - Report/Block

Microsoft might have decided to dump the word “Metro” to describe the UI for Windows but they have remained loyal to the design philosophy in the new minimalist looking logo for Microsoft. The new logo is a lot more simpler and stylish from its previous iteration. The new logo for Microsoft was not surprising as it has rolled out new bra...

Are Metro style apps managed or native and if native how can they run on both arm and x86?

stackoverflow.com - 2012-03-25 03:26:54 - Similar - Report/Block

I originally assumed that Metro style apps were managed (.NET) assemblies whether they are written in C# or C++ and I thought C++ for Metro style apps would be similar in concept to C++/CLI. However, I now heard on a DotNet Rocks podcast that Metro style apps written in C++ are native. Nevertheless I understand that Metro style apps run o...

Microsoft RT and why you can’t say ‘Metro’ anymore

techsupportforum.com - 2012-08-14 17:49:51 - Similar - Report/Block

The line between Netbooks, Notebooks and Tablets are slowly merging into one gigantic pool of confusion. Recently, with the release of Windows 8, Microsoft also announced a version of their software that would run on ARM devices, which in essence will be in between a tablet and a laptop. But what is Windows RT as it is called, and what ma...

Comment on Wishing Windows well in its new role by ilev

betanews.com - 2013-04-17 12:14:00 - Similar - Report/Block

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols : Windows is dead, it is all over for Microsoft. ...Now, Microsoft could revive Windows 7 sales, or make Aero Windows 8.x's interface, but from everything we can see about Windows 8.1, aka Blue, that's not what they're doing. Instead, Microsoft seems to be doubling down on Metro. Idiots...... http://www.zdnet.com...

Windows 8 Metro Equivalent to System.Windows.Media.DrawingGroup and ImageDrawing?

stackoverflow.com - 2012-04-10 02:30:32 - Similar - Report/Block

I have a WPF .NET 3.5 app that draws transparent tile layers on top of one another using an ImageDrawing and DrawingGroup. I'm trying to convert this for Windows 8 using Metro. Microsoft's porting overview at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ windows/apps/hh465136.aspx suggests changing System.Windows namespace references to Window...

Wifi native with metro style app (Windows 8)

stackoverflow.com - 2012-03-21 10:31:10 - Similar - Report/Block

I would like to know if it is a way to to manage a wifi configuration with metro apps ? Basically I want my application to list and retrieve information about all the available wifis the phone detects. I saw that it was possible so far using the wlanapi.h but I can't figure out how to use it in this metro style app context. If you have an...

The "Skip Metro Suite" for Windows 8

freevps.us - 2012-08-21 20:00:14 - Similar - Report/Block

Skip Metro Suite for Windows 8 Hello there respected community of FreeVPS and staff members, I would like to introduce a tool that I found recently. Skip Metro Suite is a free tool for Windows 8. The free tool skips the Metro screen on startup. After login the menu & screen known in Windows Vista & 7 will appear. You can still cha...

Do Windows 8 Metro Apps run in Windows 7 or XP?

stackoverflow.com - 2012-03-24 16:05:34 - Similar - Report/Block

I want to know whether Metro Applications developed using Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview and .Net FrameWork 4.5 can run in Windows 7 or XP. Not the normal Windows Form or WPF, I want to know about the all new Metro Apps. What new things needed to run Metro Apps in Windows XP or Windows 7...

Simple radial gradient background in Metro-Style App

stackoverflow.com - 2012-04-28 10:57:44 - Similar - Report/Block

What would be a simple way of drawing a radial gradient background (also being able to change it's color) in a XAML/C# Metro-Style App ? Is using DirectX an option ? I tried looking at some SharpDX samples for Windows 8 Consumer Preview but failed to compile them. Haven't found any other samples of using DX in C# on Windows 8. Any ideas ?...

Here’s the First Look at Firefox for Windows 8

gizmodo.co.uk - 2012-10-05 10:00:54 - Similar - Report/Block

Just a few weeks ahead of Microsoft’s release of Windows 8, Mozilla has pushed the first preview version of Firefox Metro out of the nest. Though its designed specifically for Metro, it also works on the classic Windows desktop environment. You can download it here, and it will be updated nightly. It’s the same Firefox [...]

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How to make executable metro style apps?

stackoverflow.com - 2012-04-24 15:43:20 - Similar - Report/Block

I Created Metro style Application ,and i want to make it executable so that i can run it on devices that have windows 8 ,is there any tutorials or tool that make that Thank you...

Triggers aren't supported in Windows 8 XAML?

stackoverflow.com - 2012-04-08 07:06:44 - Similar - Report/Block

Okay, if DataTriggers don't work anymore in Silverlight and Windows 8, could anyone tell me how to replace this feature? For example; In a ListView or GridView, if an item has a value x, if x == "True" StackPanel style= "MakeBackgroundGreen" StackPanel style="MakeBackgroundRed" Is there a way to create something like this in Windows 8 m...

Metro Last Light To Come With Free Copy Of Its Creating Novel

eteknix.com - 2013-04-30 04:54:27 - Similar - Report/Block

The Metro Last Light developers, 4A Games and the Metro Last Light publishers, Deep Silver, have just announced that everyone who picks up a copy of the Metro Last Light game via Steam will be given a free copy of the novel that created the Metro series of games. For those who don’t know, the Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light games are actu...

Are WinRT Metro apps cross-compatible (x86/64 and ARM)?

stackoverflow.com - 2012-03-11 12:44:31 - Similar - Report/Block

The Wikipedia entry about Windows 8 claims in its Metro section that Metro applications will be cross-compatible with both x86/64 based systems and Windows on ARM. but does not have a reference (it is marked with "citation needed"). Technically, would it be possible to run a "native" Metro app which was build using WinRT for x86/64 on...

Click on Metro tile .. flips .. right back to Metro Page ?

eightforums.com - 2013-03-13 14:55:53 - Similar - Report/Block

I have a new HP Windows 8 Pavillion Desktop. This morning when I click on any Metro page tile it flips as if going to Mail or People or Weather, etc. then flips right back to the Metro page. I called HP and they say it's corrupted and I have to call MS? I did this "refresh" thing once with this pc and lost more than I care to lost again.

Microsoft builds toward Windows Blue releases

eightforums.com - 2013-03-25 16:46:00 - Similar - Report/Block

-Quote- It shouldn't be too much of a surprise to anyone who has been following the Windows Blue rumors and news, but there's now more confirmation about Microsoft's plans to release both a Windows RT version and multiple server versions of Windows Blue. Yesterday, what appeared to bea build of Windows Blue leaked to the Web. Some called...

Outlook.com Ushers In Metro Style, Aims To Replace Hotmail, Fix Login Problems

windows7themes.net - 2012-08-01 23:54:57 - Similar - Report/Block

Microsoft has gone public with Outlook.com, a online and free e-mail service that combines the functionality of Hotmail and the design of Windows 8. The service works from any devices, so it should partly remove the desire to avoid Hotmail. Outlook.com could finally be a messaging service to rival Gmail, unlike Hotmail Microsoft has launc...

Windows “Blue” A Free Update For Windows 8, Preview Coming June 26th

eteknix.com - 2013-05-14 17:03:13 - Similar - Report/Block

Windows “Blue” Build 9364 Well after a tonne of speculation, rumours and general chit-chat about Windows Blue (8.1), Microsoft have finally spilled the beans. According to the official Microsoft blog Windows Blue will be an update for Windows 8 and not a standalone new operating system, or anything else that was speculated. Windows Blue w...

Comment on Early adopters rush to Windows 8 by srkelley

betanews.com - 2012-08-18 02:21:00 - Similar - Report/Block

Metro doesn't affect me nearly as much as it affects others. I just don't like loosing choice or a significant amount of control over my pc. I use aero snap to keep to windows up when I'm not browsing the web in full screen mode. I alt-tab all day and launch programs using Run. I type the first few letters of a program into the start menu...

New platform: Windows Phone 7

alternativeto.net - 2010-10-19 06:38:48 - Similar - Report/Block

Microsoft is releasing their new mobile platform called Windows Phone 7 across the globe in the next couple of weeks. Many people (including us) are excited about this. We just added Windows Phone as a new platform to AlternativeTo and we really hope that we can help make a switch to Windows Phone 7 easier by providing you with alternativ...

Minecraft Developer Refuses To Certify Game For Windows 8

hothardware.com - 2012-09-28 21:22:19 - Similar - Report/Block

The backlash against Windows 8 from various developers continues, but this time the creator in question isn't just expressing discontent. Notch, the developer behind smash hit Minecraft, a game that's torn up sales charts on both the Xbox and PC, has declared that he won't be working with Microsoft to certify Mincraft for Wind...

Microsoft Account Display Name - Change

sevenforums.com - 2013-04-23 09:57:04 - Similar - Report/Block

*How to Change your Microsoft Account Display Name* *Microsoft account* (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/28 6815-microsoft-account-sign-up-create.ht ml) is the new name for what used to be called a "Windows Live ID." Your Microsoft account is the combination of an email address and a password that you use to sign in to *Windows 8* or s...

Making WPF applications look Metro-styled, even in Windows 7? (Window Chrome)

stackoverflow.com - 2012-11-27 20:17:28 - Similar - Report/Block

I like the window chrome on the new Office Suite and Visual Studio: I'm still developing applications for Windows 7 of course, but I'm wondering if there's a quick and easy way (read: WPF style or Windows Library) to emulate this style. I've done some window chrome styling in the past, but getting it to look and behave just right is reall...

Are there any dangers in using Metro in Java

stackoverflow.com - 2012-02-23 17:05:40 - Similar - Report/Block

Our java application needs to connect to outer web service which is running under windows, so we fetched WSDL, everything went fine... until we came to part in which we need to incorporate SSL communication for authentication purposes. During the SSL handshake negotiation failed, so we end up with the problem, solution to which is in usin...

Microsoft Account "Two-step Verification" - Turn On or Off

sevenforums.com - 2013-04-19 05:45:32 - Similar - Report/Block

*How to Turn "Two-step Verification" On or Off for your Microsoft Account* "*Microsoft account*" is the new name for what used to be called a "Windows Live ID." Your Microsoft account is the combination of an email address and a password that you use to sign in to *Windows 8* or services like *Hotmail (http://www.hotmail.com/)*, *Messenge...

Microsoft Accounts - Link

sevenforums.com - 2013-04-24 21:03:46 - Similar - Report/Block

*How to Link your Microsoft Accounts* *Microsoft account (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/28 6815-microsoft-account-sign-up-create.ht ml)* is the new name for what used to be called a "Windows Live ID." Your Microsoft account is the combination of an email address and a password that you use to sign in to *Windows 8* or services like *...

Launching a Desktop Application with a Metro-style app

stackoverflow.com - 2012-03-02 04:39:56 - Similar - Report/Block

Is there a way to launch a desktop application from within a Metro application? I basically want to create a bunch of "pseudo-apps" that are just links to Desktop apps with nice Metro-style tiles. I tried just using window.location = "C:\Path\To\App.exe" but that did absolutely nothing. Hopefully it's a quick question. EDIT: I'm using C#...

Microsoft and Google reach truce over YouTube app for Windows Phone

geekwire.com - 2013-05-24 23:25:05 - Similar - Report/Block

Microsoft and Google have resolved a simmering dispute over Microsoft’s YouTube app for Windows Phone, releasing a joint statement this afternoon on the issue. The statement reads, “Microsoft and YouTube are working together to update the new YouTube for Windows Phone app to enable compliance with YouTube’s API terms of service, includin...

View Isolated storage files of windows 8 metro app

stackoverflow.com - 2013-04-21 09:55:09 - Similar - Report/Block

I am saving some data and writing some xml file to isolated storage of Windows 8 metro apps. As I have made some apps in windows phone we can see these isolated storage file by isotool and Windows Phone power tools. Is there anyway I can see and explore my files saved by my apps in windows 8 metro app?...

Skype video messaging for Windows 8 out now

betanews.com - 2013-05-02 16:59:40 - Similar - Report/Block

On April 30th, while announcing Skype video messaging for the desktop, Microsoft let it be known that the feature would be coming to the Windows 8 app soon, as well. The company did not lie - soon arrives today. The communication app already had video calling, but Skype Video Messaging lets you record and send a video message, as opposed...

MetroStore – A Premium Magazine & E-commerce WordPress Theme

colorlabsproject.com - 2013-05-11 12:21:48 - Similar - Report/Block

The Metro UI is becoming more popular ever since Microsoft released Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7. There are many applications which are designed based on the Metro UI look. We proudly announce the release of the MetroStore theme with its design inspired by Metro UI. Flat design and vivid colors are its unique characteristics. This WordP...

Microsoft Outlook will finally land on Windows RT with Windows 8.1

venturebeat.com - 2013-06-05 16:26:11 - Similar - Report/Block

Microsoft Outlook for Windows RT is real and is coming very soon. Microsoft announced today that its email service will finally hit Windows RT with the launch of Windows 8.1 later this year. The app will feature all the Outlook functionality many users have come to love , but with a more simplified interface ideal for devices running Win...

Cocos2d-x for Windows Phone 8 is out

cocos2d-iphone.org - 2012-10-31 16:46:25 - Similar - Report/Block

With the launch of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft Open Technologies Inc pushed hard to get this port out, which is branched off from Cocos2d-x for Windows 8 metro. Now you can get your game onto Windows Phone 8 before anybody else! It has the same API set as Cocos2d-x C++ so porting your game is a breeze, and of course as always, it is licens...

Windows 8: Microsoft เปลี่ยนโลโก้ใหม่ในรอบ 25 ปีต้อนรับ Windows 8!

techxcite.com - 2012-08-24 03:00:57 - Similar - Report/Block

Windows 8 อัพเดทข่าวล่าสุดกับ ป๋าเอก TechXcite ถือได้ว่าเป็นการเอาฤกษ์เอาชัยก่อนที่ Windows 8 จะเริ่มวางจำหน่ายอย่างเป็นทางการในเร็ววั นนี้หลังจากที่บริษัท Microsoft ได้สร้างความฮือฮาในวงการด้วยการตัดสินใจเ ปลี่ยนโลโก้บริษัทเป็นครั้งแรกในรอบ 25 ปี โดยจะมีหน้าตาที่เป็นรูปสี่เหลี่ยมทั้งหมด 4 สีและฟอนต์ตัวอักษร Segoe เป็นคำว่า Microsoft ที่จะต...

微軟睽違25年更換全新 logo,你喜歡這種極簡風嗎?

techbang.com - 2012-08-24 04:34:00 - Similar - Report/Block

陪伴大家成長的微軟,趁著 Windows 8 上市之際,一併更換了全新企業 logo 標誌,這是微軟睽違25年後再度更換企業 logo (並非 Windows 系統更換 logo)。新的 logo 延續 Windows 8 強調的極簡風格,你喜歡嗎? 今年是微軟相當重要的一年,因此在 Windows 8 問世前夕,微軟也更換沿用25年的企業 logo 標誌。新的 logo 由兩個部份組成:標誌( logotype )和符號( symbol ),標誌呼應微軟最近走的極簡風,線條相當簡潔,Microsoft 字型也從 先前粗體斜體風格 Regular 字型 、改為 標準字體的 Segoe 字型 。同時微軟還將 Windows logo 的四色視窗旗幟符號,正式變成整體企業 l...

Windows 8.1 大揭祕,Microsoft 在 Computex 展示升級版的新功能

techbang.com - 2013-06-06 03:14:00 - Similar - Report/Block

大家討論熱烈的 Windows 8.1 作業系統,Microsoft 於 Computex 中首度公開展示 Windows 8.1 功能,讓我們看到更多關於開始頁面背景、搜尋等功能的改進。 Microsoft 5 日於 Computex 中首度公開展示 Windows 8.1 的功能,進一步揭露之前流出的 Windows 8.1 功能,讓之前流出的開始頁面背景、搜尋等功能,展示在使用者眼前。 Microsoft 的展示由企業全球副總 Antoine Leblond 展示,和之前流出的 Windows 8.1 功能其實相去不遠,最重要的改變其實是讓 Windows 8 從過去僅能支援 10/11 吋平板以上平板的情況,變成支援 7 到 10 吋等尺吋較小的平板裝置,同時也提...

Windows 8 半年授權破 1 億份,Windows Blue 將於年底前推出

techbang.com - 2013-05-08 04:39:00 - Similar - Report/Block

雖然 Windows 8 推出獲得不一的評價,但半年來授權已突破 1 億份。同時微軟也預告 Windows Blue 將於今年稍晚推出。 Microsoft 7 日於自家部落格上,宣布 Windows 8 授權突破 1 億份,而 Windows 8 和 Windows RT 的認證裝置,也增加到 2,400 種,另外這個月同時也剛好是 Windows 8 推出半年。 Microsoft CFO Tami Reller 也表示,雖然傳統的 PC 銷售開始下滑,不過未來 PC 將會擁有更多種形態,包含觸控筆電和 AIO 等,而且價格將會更合宜。 另外 Reller 也提及 Windows Blue,表示這個更新將會在今年稍晚推出,而且除了不同的外型設計外,也將支援更多 不同的尺...

Microsoft will support Windows Phone 8 until July 2014, no word on what’s next

mobilesyrup.com - 2013-03-18 13:09:08 - Similar - Report/Block

A support document on Microsoft’s website reveals that the company will end suport of both Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 in the second half of 2014. For Windows Phone 8 the “Mainstream Support End Date” is July 8th, then Windows Phone 7.8 ends in September 9th – both revealing an 18-month support cycle. Announcing an OS end-suppor...




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