Dont forget to set the icon for the live tiles in the application manifest. I failed submission for using the default icon in live tiles because I was setting it in code but did not do it in the manifest.
I installed the Windows 8.1 on my microsoft surface the other day. I was trying out the outlook app and noticed I could not send any emails from my hotmail account. I had to add my Office 365 account as an email account in outlook for it allow me to send any emails from the hotmail acco... [More]
How to use SQLite with a Windows Phone 8 application
Building the Sample
To build this sample you will need Visual Studio 2012 on a computer running Windows 8 professional x64. The computer will also need to have a microsoprocessor that support SLAT (Second Layer Address L... [More]
Lex.DB is an object database that can be used in Windows Store and Windows Phone apps. This is a fast free alternative to SQLite.
To learn more about Lex.DB see Lex's blog
In my case I wanted to include a database that alrea... [More]
One of the books I was technical reviewer for was recently released. I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook
Chapter 1: ... [More]