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The “New Project” dialog box in Visual Studio provides an option to easily access samples as seen in the following screen capture:
Upon selecting a sample, you will get the following dialog box with standard disclaimers:
After clicking the “Install” button, the sample you selected will be loaded into solution explorer. A description page (downloaded as a solution item) will be displayed as seen here:
The sample is ready to go! You can poke around (code is pampered with comments) or run it immediately.
The main message here is this – before you go searching the web all over for that “how to” sample, you might be pleasantly surprised to see it is already available via Visual Studio 2012!
You can now view the sessions from the Microsoft Windows 8 Anchor event on Channel 9!
On April 23rd 2012, the Microsoft Evangelism team on the West Coast will join together and present on the topic of Windows 8 and how to start developing for the new platform. Be sure to follow all the action with this twitter hash-tag #win8appdev.
For more information about this event, check out this blog post from Scott Kerfoot.
If you receive the following error in Visual Studio…
“Unable to activate Windows Metro style application”
… or a similar error in Blend…
“Unable to activate application --- on the Local Machine”
… the quickest fix is to delete the contents of the bin directory and rebuild the project.
I love the new logo for Windows 8! Learn more at the Windows Team Blog.