Monthly Archives: August 2012

How to override the default color of a ProgressBar in a Windows 8 application

So you’re doing Windows 8 development and, very likely, your app needs to display some data. Rarely this data is immediately available: maybe you need to download it, or you have to parse it before displaying it. Here comes in … Continue reading

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SQLite for WinRT is now available on Visual Studio Gallery

Thanks to Tim Heuer I’ve found that there’s an easier way to add SQLite to your Windows 8 application rather than the manual one described in my post. Now SQLite for WinRT is available as a Visual Studio extension, you … Continue reading

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Migrate your Windows 8 apps from Release Preview to RTM

Here we go again: a new Windows 8 version has been released (luckily, it’s the last one ) and we have to test our application against the RTM, to see if everything is working fine. Luckily, this time the migration … Continue reading

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Windows 8 RTM is here: how to fix activation issues and submit apps to the store!

Since yesterday, as previously announced, Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 RTM are available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Even if this is an important news, since it marks a new milestone for Microsoft, there isn’t too much to tell: … Continue reading

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Import an already existing SQLite database in a Windows 8 application

One of the comments I’ve received in the blog post I wrote about using SQLite in a Windows 8 application was a really interesting question: what can I do if I have a pre populated SQLite database and I want … Continue reading

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