Old but Good news! :) Sorry, i was busy lately.
My application "Sehirler Testi" have been awarded at 3rd place for WOWZAPP TR 2012 Challenge.
it was a local competition but i did it.Thanks to you! Your downloads helped me a lot.
My prize will be an Acer Iconia Windows 8 Tablet :)
Funny thing is i keep racing & getting special gifts from Microsoft.
First Windows Phone and now this :)
Thank you Microsoft!
You wish to take a screenshot of your application.You can do PrintScreen & Paste it in Paint then save the file.
But theres another easy way inside Simulator!
Look at the Tool with white rectangle around it:
This tool helps you instantly take screenshot.Thats it!
Just click once and your image file created in your destination folder(by default its "My Pictures")
You can display your files using "View saved screenshots"
When you click on it,Windows Explorer will get to the destination folder.
You can change the destination folder by using "Choose save location..." it will request from you a new location.
So lets take a look at our screenshot.The screenshots are created using this format : "screenshot_MonthDateYear_HourMinuteSecond"
While working on a Design Environment,you'll need to set settings of the Windows 8 Device
So how easily can we do it? By using DockPanel to the left in Visual Studio 2012!
Just head over to the DockPanel to the Left as seen below:
You can change any setting of Device here,such as Orientation,Display Resolution and Border(chrome)
Its nice to see accessing these settings easily
By the way there are some resolutions settings in Windows 8 Device Settings Panel.Using these,you can change and test your application if it will display exactly the same with other resolutions. For this purpose its useful.
Then again if you're planning to ship an application for a specified resolution you're free to do it!
Here are the resolutions given in Display List:
If you'd like to change VS 2012 IDE's Environment Theme you need to click Tools Menu and choose Options:
Then a new Dialog Window will appear.There inside General->Environment you can set theme of the VS 2012 IDE.
Personally,i dont like Dark Theme,but its up to you ;)
i'll be starting a series of Windows Metro Tips and Tricks (newly changed to Windows Store or Modern UI Applications) from now on.
Our first tip will be about changing your Debug Options.
While you're developing a Windows Store App,you have 3 Options for debugging it:
If you choose Simulator,your application will not deploy on your Windows 8 system instead it will run inside a Windows 8 Simulator.
i'll be talking about Windows 8 Simulator functionality later.
If you choose Local Machine,it will deploy on your Windows 8 system and install it there.But dont worry,everytime it installs,it updates the application.
But be warned!
I would highly recommend you deploy it in Simulator first.You If everythings fine with the application,use Local Machine Debugging.
This will allow you to deploy your application on a Remote Windows 8 machine.When you click on it you'll see this dialog window appear:
You can set Address and Password of the machine here.
Here are some samples for Metro Style applications from Microsoft.
Get them :)
Dont try it on a real device guys,besides wait for an official support or use it on a Windows7+VS2010 environment :)