7
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1answer
3k views

Using WPF rather than WinRT for Windows 8 Pro tablet app: good or bad idea?

Our business is considering writing a line of business application for tablets to enable road warriors and executives access our data. This will be primarily used for dashboards, reports and some form ...
0
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1answer
130 views

Is abusing Application.UnhandledException for login redirection okay?

I'm programming a windows phone 7 app which needs authentication for news-like read access. I use Application.UnhandledException to handle (my) AuthFailedException, which can be thrown from any page, ...
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1answer
90 views

Microsoft Dev Centre accounts [closed]

Looks like Microsoft is offering a special offer of 95% of the yearly subscription for the Phone Dev Centre (I didn't say anything about desperate). What I was wondering is do you need a seperate ...
7
votes
6answers
4k views

How to develop line-of-business tablet apps as a .NET developer?

My company has a lot of experience in .NET development, and one of our products in an ERP system. Recently, a customer asked us if we could provide a tablet interface to that system, i.e., a software ...
1
vote
1answer
537 views

In Windows 8 will it be possible to use WCF in conjunction with HTML5/JS?

Correct me if I'm wrong but I've heard that communicating with a database in Windows 8 will more than likely be done with WCF when working with C#/XAML. If this is true then will this also be the ...
6
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4answers
8k views

How might a Windows 8 Metro app handle back end database access?

While researching Metro and WinRT I haven't been able to find anything regarding enterprise apps and database access. All I hear about is the front end development. Does anyone have any idea of how ...
3
votes
2answers
151 views

How to keep .Net assemblies relevant through high-flux period

How much do you, as .Net developers, consider the changes between Windows XP, 7, & 8 when choosing your development environment and libraries? We are nearing the end of Windows XP; Windows 7 is ...
8
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3answers
2k views

WinRT and .NET: What is it, where do i place it and what does it change?

Say I'm a .NET developer and want to build my application on WinRT. What I've read is that it is a completely new API for Windows 8, strongly related to Metro-style apps. I'm assuming that I can ...
16
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5answers
5k views

What does Windows 8 mean for the future of .NET? [closed]

Microsoft showed off a demo of Windows 8, including a new platform that allows developers to use HTML5 and JavaScript. Is this new platform the main way to develop for Windows 8? Is Microsoft ...