Windows 8 Resources

Are you a developer who is interested in learning about Windows 8? Brought to you by CODE Consulting and CODE Magazine, this page contains links to various Windows 8 resources.

State of .NET - Windows 8 Tour


Our free State of .NET Events are designed for developers and IT decision makers. Join Markus Egger, Microsoft RD and one of the longest running MVPs, for an afternoon of free information. This is NOT marketing hype! Markus will discuss which tecnologies are worth investing time and money in, and which ones to avoid, with an in depth look at Windows 8.

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Windows 8 Events

State of .NET - Cognitive Services, AI, Machine Learning


Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - Only 11 days to go!

In this installment of our State of .NET Online series, Markus Egger takes a close look at the state of AI (Artificial Intelligence), ML (Machine Learning), and Microsoft's Azure Cognitive Services (including visual image recognition, among others), all from a .NET developer's point of view. Today, intelligence is part of almost all software projects and it is hard to imagine software that could NOT benefit from these technologies. This session will provide an introduction into this exciting new world and how business application developers can take advantage of it.

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Windows 8 Articles in CODE Magazine

  • Azure Skyline: Remote App—Hosting Desktop Apps in Azure
  • Asynchronous Pattern Redux for XAML Developers
  • Editorial
  • A Windows 8 Look and Feel for WPF, Part 3
  • The Easiest Path to Windows 8: HTML + CSS + JavaScript
  • An Overview of the Windows Phone 8 SDK
  • The Skeptical Coder: Fixing Windows 8 and WinRT
  • CODE Framework: Documents, Printing, and Interactive Document UIs
  • A Windows 8 Look and Feel for WPF, Part 2
  • A Windows 8 Look and Feel for WPF, Part 1
  • Converting XAML-Based Applications to Windows 8
  • Intro to Metro
  • CODE Framework: Building Services and SOA Business Layers
  • CODE Framework: Writing MVVM/MVC WPF Applications
  • Developing a Metro Style App with HTML and JavaScript
  • Managed Coder: Thoughts of a //Build/ Gone By

  • Windows 8 Tools by CODE Consulting

    XAML Dialect Comparer

    This tool allows for comparison of different XAML dialects and utilized framework namespaces. Want to know if your Silverlight project will translate well to Windows 8? And whether your Windows 8 assets can be reused in your Windows Phone app? What about that WPF app?

    This helpful tool provides some interesting metrics. Note that it only compares types/classes and all their members. It makes no comparison of behavior differences between classes and members of identical names.

    Download the XAML Dialect Comparer here.

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    CODE Framework

    CODE Framework Developers! Check out CODE Magazine’s free, open-source CODE Framework available from CodePlex and through the Visual Studio Extensions Manager. The CODE Framework consists of various components and tools that help developers with common aspects of business application development, simplified SOA, WPF, data access, and much more. Our purpose for the CODE Framework is to enable productive, flexible, and highly maintainable business application development. Give it a try and see what everyone is talking about! Get more information here:

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